Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos

Terry Catass Jennings (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559606

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Long ago, the Old Ones were bad. They drank all the water, ate all the pine nuts, and left nothing for the other creatures. Sinawav the coyote punished them by turning them into rocky hoodoos. Now when children misbehave, their Paiute elders remind them that they too could be turned into stone columns! Vivian has heard the stories, but this year as she and her grandmother climb the mesa to pick pine nuts, Vivian has something more important on her mind: basketball tryouts. When Vivian is disrespectful to the trees and the land, her grandmother must remind Vivian of the legend of the hoodoos and how nature has made it possible for her people to live.

Reading Level
Lexile
AD580L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
O
ATOS
3.8
DRA
34
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Family Legends & Myths
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction Non-Fiction
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