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Thanks to the Animals Hardcover – Jun 30 2005

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tilbury House (June 30 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884482707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884482703
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 23.7 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #755,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PreSchool-Grade 2–As the cold weather sets in, Joo Tum and his family dismantle their log house, load their bobsled, and prepare to move north to their winter home in the deep woods. Squirrels, birds, and rabbits look on benevolently. When all is ready, the family nestles into a heap of sealskin coats and blankets, and they set off. While the other children sleep, baby Zoo Sap falls off the sled and is left behind. His frantic cries soon alert the animals of the forest, who gather around him in a warm, loving nest of fur and feathers. Before long, Joo Tum notices that the baby is missing, and walks all night to retrieve his son. Sockabasin weaves a powerful story of paternal love while simultaneously expressing the mutual respect between his Passamaquoddy culture and the natural world. His spare, straightforward prose calls to mind the gentle rhythm of a well-worn family bedtime story. Raye's luminous watercolor-and-ink paintings evoke the wintry majesty of rural Maine. Facial expressions are captured with warmth and subtlety as the family members experience excitement, fear, relief, and joy. In addition to being a lovely story, Thanks to the Animals gives a fascinating glimpse into a culture not often seen in picture books. An author's note provides further information about the Passamaquoddy tribe, including the names for the animals introduced in the book.–Rachael Vilmar, Atlanta Fulton Public Library, GA
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This delightful story is wonderful example of both the subtle directness and the deep awareness of our relation to the natural world that characterizes the very best American Indian traditional storytelling. Allen s voice is both gentle and strong. I can t think of a book I could recommend more highly for anyone who wants to give a young reader a true picture of the Native way of seeing, teaching, and understanding.--Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 100 books, many of which reflect his American Indian (Abenaki) ancestry, including the young adult novel Killer of Enemies."

Sockabasin weaves a powerful story of paternal love while simultaneously expressing the mutual respect between his Passamaquoddy culture and the natural world.

a perfect bedtime story."

Sockabasin s tale is richly delineated by Raye s evocative images. A tale for the seasons!" --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa36d96f0) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a102f4) out of 5 stars A Truly Wonderful Book March 30 2006
By Melissa Tenney - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Not long ago, Allen Sockabasin came to our school and spent the day with the children. He read the book in Passamaquoddy and English and shared stories of his life and culture with the children. He is a wonderful speaker and a great soul. Every child, from Kindergarten to Grade 8, was enthralled with Allen and with the book. What a truly beautiful story. I highly recommend this book to young and old alike. If you have the opportunity to have Allen visit, jump on it. It was a wonderful experience and most definitely buy this book.

Melissa Tenney

Columbia Falls Elementary School

Columbia Falls, Maine
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a10348) out of 5 stars Traditional Indian Story to Intrigue Your Child Sept. 28 2005
By Virginia Allain - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The story involves an infant falling off a sled as his Indian family migrates for the winter. Left behind, the boy is kept warm by the animals who come out of the forest one by one.

The author is quoted in the Maine Sunday Telegram, "I have a great interest in our language and in passing down the stories of our people." He learned the story from his mother. In the back of the book, all 23 of the animals are named in Passamaquoddy.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a10780) out of 5 stars great story wonderfully illustrated Dec 16 2014
By Wayne S. Walker - Published on
Format: Hardcover
If you are a parent, have you ever accidentally left a child behind when traveling? It is around 1900, and following the coming of the first snows, Joo Tum is taking his family on the long journey from their summer home by the seashore to their winter home in the deep inland woods. However, while he leads the horse and the rest of the family sleeps on the sled, the baby, little Zoo Sap, stands up and tumbles off. All different kinds of animals, alerted by his crying, come to help keep the wee one warm—beavers, moose, caribou, deer, fox, wolf, raccoons, porcupines, rabbits, weasels, mink, muskrat, otter, squirrels, mice, owl, raven, crow, jay, duck, goose, seagull, and finally the eagle. Will Zoo Sap survive? And will Joo Tum ever find him?

Author Allen Sockabasin, a Passamaquoddy storyteller, is an artist and musician who devotes much of his time to teaching and preserving his native language. This expression of appreciation for the natural world is beautifully illustrated with colorful paintings by Rebekah Raye. The tenth anniversary second edition includes several new features, such as an Author’s Note explaining the seasonal migration of the Passamaquoddy people who occupied lands between Maine and New Brunswick, a pronunciation guide to the Passamaquoddy names of all the animals in the story, and a QR code that will let readers link to the audio recording of Sockabasin telling the tale in the Passamaquoddy language. Thanks to the Animals has been named one of the Top Ten Native American Books for Elementary Schools by American Indians in Children’s Literature and would make a great bedtime story.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a10b40) out of 5 stars Inter Species Relationships Jan. 3 2011
By Lindsay N. Bowker - Published on
Format: Hardcover
My headstart friends love this book and it's wonderful illustrations by maine artist Rebekah Raye. Lends itself to acting out the story with dolls and stuffed animals as it is told. It's a magical tale of all the animals in the forest cooperating with each other to safe guard the little lost baby. Children readily accept and understand that and take in their stride the father's conversation with the animals as he expresses his thanks to each and every one. Also, an engaging way to introduce children to the history and values of native american peoples. Buy one for your local headstart and for your local children's librray as well as for all the little one's in your life.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a10c24) out of 5 stars Touching and Engaging! April 2 2013
By CB - Published on
Format: Hardcover
My 3.5yo wanted this read THREE times the first reading - enough said?! The illustrations are great, the story is lovely. I was afraid it would be a little traumatic for him seeing the baby in the cold without his family, but the baby is never depicted as truly suffering, just sad. And he loved the way the dad said thank you to each of the animals before returning to camp. How do books this good not win awards!? (For 3-5/6yo I'd say, but only for the older ones if they're acting it out as it's read, or if it's naptime or something.)