Daily Archives: June 26, 2012

Book Review: Greet The Dawn The Lakota Way – by S. D. Nelson

Book: Greet The Dawn The Lakota Way
Author/Illustrator: S. D. Nelson
Publisher: South Dakota State Historical Society Press
Date: June 1, 2012
Genre: Children’s picture book (for ages 4-9)
Pages: 48
Price: $18.95; hardcover
My Rating: absolutely gorgeous book for all ages!

I received this book from Library Thing in exchange for an honest review.

Hardcover with matching dust jacket, this gorgeous book is wider than it is high. Every page, and I mean EVERY page, is completely illustrated. And oh my! The full-colour illustrations are astounding – bright, beautiful depictions filled with meaning and expression of the spiritual experience of living a balanced life the Lakota way.

S. D. Nelson begins with an introduction that prepares the reader for the wonder about to be discovered on the following pages. Each page is part of the story in motion – fluid, rhythmic, almost alive with the tale being shared. The reader learns a little about the Lakotas and what it is to be in harmony with all of Nature.

Some of the story is told in the beautiful Lakota language with English translation. One can almost hear the rhythm of drums and chanting voices.

Today most Lakota people live in three of the states of the USA, and in one of the provinces of Canada. I found a site you may find of interest for further information.

S. D. Nelson of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children’s books. Greet The Dawn The Lakota Way is one to treasure, which I hope you will discover for yourself as it can now be purchased here or pre-ordered (at least on Amazon).

You can find Greet The Dawn The Lakota Way on my BUY THE BOOK! page.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂