Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons
By Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London
Illustrated by Thomas Locker
In Native American legend, the thirteen scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to the thirteen cycles of the moon and the changing seasons. These lyrical poems and striking paintings celebrate the wonder of the seasons, from the Northern Chyenne's Moon of the Popping Trees to the Big Moon of the Abenaki.