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Star Boy

Star Boy Star Boy was the son of Morning Star and an earthly bride He was banished from the Sky World for this mother s disobedience and bore a mysterious scar on his face the symbol of the Sun s disapproval

  • Title: Star Boy
  • Author: Paul Goble
  • ISBN: 9780689714993
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Star Boy was the son of Morning Star and an earthly bride He was banished from the Sky World for this mother s disobedience and bore a mysterious scar on his face, the symbol of the Sun s disapproval As Star Boy grew, he came to love the chief s daughter, and it was she who helped him find the courage to journey to the Sky World and make peace with the Sun The Sun not oStar Boy was the son of Morning Star and an earthly bride He was banished from the Sky World for this mother s disobedience and bore a mysterious scar on his face, the symbol of the Sun s disapproval As Star Boy grew, he came to love the chief s daughter, and it was she who helped him find the courage to journey to the Sky World and make peace with the Sun The Sun not only lifted the scar but sent Star Boy back to the world with the sacred knowledge of the Sun Dance, a ceremony of thanks for the Creator s blessing.

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    1. Wendy on said:

      This book was a gift from the Powells. I read it to my grandson, E. for his first time last night at bedtime. He loved the illustrations.

    2. Kelsey on said:

      Paul Goble retells the story of Morning Star, Evening Star and their son Star Boy. Star Boy travels to his granfather's lodge, the lodge of the Sun. He asks for Sun's blessing to marry his love. Grandfather Sun removes the scar from Star Boy's face as a sign of his blessing. He tells Star Boy that if the people build a lodge in his honor each summer, he will heal the sick. Each summer, the people build the Sun Lodge and hold the Sun Dance ceremony. This book would be appropriate to share as a re [...]

    3. Megan Robbins on said:

      This is an native american folk story about an earthly women falls in love with the morning star and has his child, star boy. Star boy's mother does the one thing that morning star asks her not to do; she picks the root that opens a hole to the sky world to her world. So they send her back to her world and she dies quickly after that. Star boy is left alone and with a scar on his face. He wishes to marry the chiefs daughter but he believed he was not good enough to marry her with the scar on his [...]

    4. Tayah on said:

      Goble, Paul. Star Boy. New York, NY: Bradbury, 1992. Print.This book was a good book, it should be read. This book is about an American Indian legend. It would be a good recommendation for anyone who wants to hear stories about the Indians. Star Boy is not meant for any specific age group in my opinion however people under the age of 6 would most likely have a hard time reading it on their own.

    5. Shannon Futrell on said:

      This story is a Native American folktale about the stars in the sky being godlike characters. This book would be great for teaching students the moral values that the Native Americans believed was true.

    6. Steph on said:

      Meh. Girl sees boy.They decide they are in love.They get married and have baby.Baby grows into a man and gets married.Gorgeous illustrations.

    7. Taylor Bond on said:

      This book is a Native American traditional book. It is about a young man who's father who has banished him from the star world. He lives his life how as a poor man. One day he proposes to a princess and she tells him that she will say yes if he gets his fathers blessing. He ask's his dad to let him marry the love of his life. To prove that he has given him permission he removes the horrible scar on his face that he gave him so many years ago. He returns to earth as a rich man and him and his wif [...]

    8. Rachel on said:

      This Native American legend is an interesting explanation of how the moon and the sun came to be, as well as how Native Americans celebrate their existence. It all starts with the Evening Star who disobeyed the Sun. Evening Star had a child with Morning Star and they named him Star Boy. Star Boy was born with a scar on his face as a reminder of his mother's disobedience. When he grew up, he fell in love with the chief's daughter, who encouraged him to speak with the Sun and ask for the Sun's app [...]

    9. Gabby Settembre on said:

      An earthly women falls in love with the morning star and has his child, star boy. His mother does the one thing the morning star asked her to do; she picks the pink root that opens a hole to the sky world from her world and she dies. Star boy is left alone and with a scar on his face. He wishes to marry the chiefs daughter but first has to get approval of the sun and to remove the scar. He ends up getting the approval and marrying the girl. Star boy is a very one dimensional character. You do no [...]

    10. M.M. Hudson on said:

      This is an excellent telling of an Native American legend. Here we have the morning star who marries a girl from the Earth. He takes her back to the sky to meet his parents who are the Sun and the moon.A child is born from the two but is cursed with an ugly scar because his mother disobey a warning. He grows up on Earth for a long time but wants to marry the chief's daughter. He must make the journey back to Grandfather Sun to remove his ugliness. He manages to do so and promises to worship and [...]

    11. Sharon Medina on said:

      A young Blackfoot Indian girl slept in a field and awoke to the Morning Star. She told her sister that Morning Star was her husband. Later as the girl was traveling to the river, she ran into a stranger who told her that he was her husband. They traveled to Sky Land, married, and soon had a baby boy who they named Star Boy. One day she decided to dig up a plant, which the sun and moon told her to never do, and became very sad because she could see her family down below on earth. The sun and moon [...]

    12. Judy on said:

      This is another beautiful story about Native American culture written by an author originally from England. I'd like to see more such books by people who were actually raised with the traditions and stories. Maybe they're there and I just have to watch for them.The author's note at the beginning gives background about the story and explains the symbolism used in the illustrations. Invaluable!"This is the story of how the sacred knowledge of the Sun Dance was given to the Blackfoot people. The fu [...]

    13. Lisa Carroll on said:

      This was an amazing Native American Folktale that described the Morning Star and the Evening Star. This was another example of how the Native American culture was represented well visually and their inate talent of storytelling is showcased. Folklore is fascinating for so many age groups and in this case, the bold pictures were amazing as well. Folklore lets our imaginations wander and dream of our own stories. Many folklores offer a wonderful moral at the end as well. This lesson was about brav [...]

    14. Alice on said:

      The Two stars are for the story. It was an interesting tale, but I guess I am not evolved enough or exposed enough to Native American Folk Lore t fully grasp it all. It is full of symbols and imaginary and things I just don't understand. This story could have been told in about10 pages instead, it went on and on. It was just a lot of bland. At least if you want to know where the Sun Dance came from and why the Blackfoot pitch a a lodge once a year you now know

    15. Shane on said:

      Story of the stars. Beautifully illustrated. Picked this gem up at the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. Visit if you get the chance. What a fabulous archeological museum.

    16. Katey Lee on said:

      This is a great story about bravery. I loved it as a child and love reading it to my students when they need that extra boost! The pictures are amazing.

    17. Shannon on said:

      My favorite Paul Goble book, both for the illustrations and the story.

    18. Amy on said:

      This is a book about finding courage and setting out on journeys - I love the images and think that it is a great book to use with any age group.

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