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Hiawatha and the Peacemaker - Book w/CD
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker - Book w/CD
 
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Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the
story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the
Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new
generation. Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to
translate the Peacemaker’s message of unity for the five warring Iroquois
nations during the 14th century. This message not only succeeded in uniting the
tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves—a
blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S.
Constitution. Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon brings the
journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings.
Together, Robertson and Shannon have crafted a new children’s classic that
will both educate and inspire readers of all ages. Includes a CD featuring a
new, original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robbie Robertson was the lead guitarist and primary songwriter
of the legendary musical group the Band and has been inducted into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame. He lives in Los Angeles. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: David
Shannon is the beloved author and illustrator of numerous bestselling books for
children, including the Caldecott Honor book No, David! He lives in Los Angeles.

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