The Mud Pony
One day, when his village broke camp for a buffalo hunt, the boy was left behind. "My people!" he cried out. "I will never find you! I am all alone!" That night he dreamed that his pony was alive and speaking to him.
"You are not alone," the pony said. "Mother Earth has given me to you." And when he awoke, remarkably, his mud pony had indeed come to life.
Caron Lee Cohen's poignant text is spare, yet is as rich as the earth with meaning. And Shonto Begay's accompanying art conveys all of the spirit and wonder of this ancient American classic of faith and courage.
- 8, 10
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
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- Guided Reading
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- Animal Stories, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths