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Knots on a Counting Rope

Knots on a Counting Rope

by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault Illustrated by Ted Rand

A blind Native American boy named Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses begs Grandfather to tell the stories of the night he was born and of a great race. In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy's emerging confidence facing his greatest challenge: blindness. "While classified as an Indian story, the love, hope, and courage expressed are universal". — Booklist, starred review. Full color.

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
4.1
Lexile Measure
480L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
M
Genre
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

About the Authors and Illustrator

Bill Martin Jr.
John Archambault
Ted Rand

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