D Is for Drum

A Native American Alphabet

Did you know that natives of the Northwest used dried sharkskin to sand totem poles? Or that horses were called medicine dogs, because dogs had been used to aid in hunting before horses were introduced by Europeans? In "D is for Drum: A Native America Alphabet," readers will get an A-Z introduction to the many customs and cultures of the first people of this beautiful land. Bison, teepees, Kachinas and dugout canoes will all help to paint a fascinating picture of the more than 500 indigenous tribes inhabiting the Americas.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level
Dewey 970.004/97
ATOS Reading Level 7.1
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781585362745), PDF (9781627536363), Hosted ebook (9781627536479)
Copyright 2006, 2013
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 11 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations
  • Teachers' Choice Awards for Children's Books--Learning Magazine, Winner, 2008
  • Southwest Books of the Year 30th Edition--Children's Picks, Winner, 2006

D is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet - Teaching Guide

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Author: Michael Shoulders

Having been involved in education for more than 30 years, Dr. Michael Shoulders travels extensively, visiting schools and speaking at conferences across the country. In addition to authoring the companion title, Say Daddy!, he has written several books for Sleeping Bear Press, including G is for Gladiator: An Ancient Rome Alphabet. Mike lives in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Author: Debbie Shoulders

Debbie Shoulders has been an educator for many years, and currently teaches computer technology. She also writes a weekly column about new children's books for her local newspaper.

Illustrator: Irving Toddy

Irving Toddy, along with his wife and six children call Arizona their home. He is the oldest son of famed Navajo painter, Beatien Yazz. Irving graduated from Utah State University, where he studied painting and illustration. His work is held in collections by both private and institutional collectors, and sold in galleries across the Southwest. He has also illustrated numerous children's books, book covers, and articles for children's magazines. Irving was awarded the "Best in Show" prize at the 64th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico.

Full-color illustrations