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The Potawatomi Boy: Green Leaf (First Children of Farmington) Paperback – October 2, 2013
This is a captivating, heart-warming story. There are so many levels to this gorgeous little book that will trigger conversations around culture, Indians, friendship, kindness, being helpful.. the list goes on. I highly recommend this book for children and parents to read together. Michelle Evans
The Potawatomi Boy by Lisa J. Lickel is a heart-warming tale of the developing friendship between a young Indian boy, Green Leaf, and a French boy called, Henri.
Set in the early 1800s, the author sets the scene well with simple yet vivid description.
The two boys begin to break down the language barrier as they learn from each other.
The illustrations are wonderful and also included is some activity pictures to let the reader interact with the book. There is also a short glossary which any inquisitive child would find interesting. Actually, I read through the glossary three times! Stephen O'Sullivan
The storyline is well thought out and easy to follow. Lisa J. Lickel’s writing style makes the story fun to read while developing on the theme of the beginnings of new friendship. It is a great book for showing how two young boys begin to overcome cultural differences. I really liked The Potawatomi Boy by Lisa J. Lickel and I highly recommend this book. I give it my "Grandpa Seal of Approval." Larry Gray
This is just the kind of book I wanted when my boys were young. The two youngsters in the story (one a Potowatomi boy and the other a child of western European descent) behave like real boys—at least they act like the type of real boys we want to know. The author doesn't resort to plot contrivances to bring this short story to a satisfying climax. The illustrations in each chapter are a wonderful complement to the writing: simple, and colorful and reminiscent of Native American art. The back of the book includes a fun, cleverly drawn activity and a glossary with just enough information to make the curious child want to know more. Reading level would be lower elementary but even older children can enjoy the story, and younger ones will like hearing it read aloud. I enjoyed the story and the artwork, and learning why it is so important that "Friends learn to say one another's words." Anita Klumpers
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The adventures of the story is fast paced and keeps the reader turning the pages for the outcomes.The glossary helps with pronunciation and comprehension and the illustrations are clear and speaks of the Native American history.The story piques the readers interest to find out more about the lifestyles of our Native American Ancestors . The word count is low enough for a child to read quickly and the chapters are short and to the point.
I really like this book and I found it fun and informative.Children of all ages will find this book a real treat.
A lovely children's story filled with pieces of information that are creative and helpful in learning. Loved the simple little story of two different cultures becoming friends, and Brenda's sweet, informative and colorful pictures added the right touch of interest. Loved, loved, loved the activities and the word definitions, the glossary and the informaton about the months.
Well done, Lisa! This is a book all families should have in their libraries.
This early reader chapter book not only teaches a good moral lesson, it also incorporates historical facts and makes learning fun. I recommend it to teachers of elementary school, librarians, and parents of 1-3 graders.
This 34 page book will appeal to parents (home-schooling and others) and to their children.
In common with talented author Lisa J. Lickel’s other works her writing style is such that this book is educational, informative, intriguing and fun, while reading skills are developed and history based facts examined.
Set in the early 1800s, ‘Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy’ is a children's story that interweaves history and the Potawatomi Indian culture. We learn easily about two young boys who work in harmony to overcome cultural differences, to embrace friendship, and be neighbours.
I recommend this heart-warming book as ideal for children in the 8 to 12 age group. The illustrations are simple and graceful and the book includes cleverly drawn activity pages and a glossary
This is No. 1 in a series of 5 about the ‘First Children of Farmington’. I look forward to reading more of them.
Well done, Lisa.