A Review of "The People of Twelve Thousand Winters" in The Midwest Book Review
The Midwest Book Review (Jun 2012)
Part of the “Tales of the World” series, The People of Twelve Thousand Winters is a children’s picturebook in which award-winning author Trinka Hakes Noble portrays the life of a Native American boy growing up among his people, the Lenni Lenape, as they once lived before the arrival of European settlers who would eventually name the land “New Jersey”. Beautifully illustrated in full color, The People of Twelve Thousand Winters is as much a reflection on humanity’s ties and responsibilities to the land as it is respectful recreation of how one tribe of America’s first peoples used to survive. The People of Twelve Thousand Winters is a poignant and thought-provoking picturebook, highly recommended especially for children’s public library collections.