The country changed during the next moon. The flatlands rolled up into hills and we crossed many draws where water ran. Grass was springing everywhere, which helped us feed our starving horses.
The country changed during the next moon. She came back about dark, not having found. her. That night the medicine man came and touched the little girl and we had a sing. The night was half over and I was sitting beside the fire with the little girl in my arms. She held one of my fingers tight in her small fist and I was singing a song to her about a bird in a pine tree. I sang another song to her and another before I was aware that she was no longer listening, that she had died quietly in my arms.
The moon was rising over the hill behind us. But it was dark night in the draw where we were hidden. We came to a clump of trees beside the stream. Here the leader shouted at us. I saw him swing down from the saddle and take a rifle from its holster. There was no other way out of the draw save the narrow way we had come. The two other Spaniards pulled up their horses. Tall Boy told us to ride on and stop behind the trees.
The moon rose and in a short time shone down into the canyon. We gathered more berries and some roots and stayed there until the moon came up. Then we started off again, following the river northward, traveling by the moon's white glow. It showed the river winding toward the south, past our peach orchards and corrals and hogans. Where the tall cliffs ended, where the river wound out of the canyon into the flatlands, the moon shone on white tents and tethered horses. The soldiers have come," my uncle said. They will not look for us until morning. When it swung westward and left the canyon in darkness we lay down among the trees.
Books by SCOTT O'DELL. Island of the Blue Dolphins. 1. ON THE HIGH MESAS above our canyon spring came early that year. The piñón trees shook off their coverings of snow in the month of the deer. Warm winds melted the snow and blue water gathered under the trees and ran through the meadows and down the steep barrancas. Far to the north, where the stone walls of the canyon stand so close together that you can touch them with your outstretched hands, the waters met and flowed toward the south, past Spider Rock and Lost Sheep Mountain, at last in a big loop past our village.
The recipient of numerous book awards, he established the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction in 1981. He died on October 15, 1989.
view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. The recipient of numerous book awards, he established the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction in 1981. Age Range: 10 and up. Grade Level: 5 - 4. Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
Sing Down The Moon is a children's literature book written by author Scott O'Dell. It was published in 1970 by Houghton Mifflin.
Sing Down The Moon is a children's literature book written by author Scott O'Dell. The book received several major awards, beginning with recognition as a Newbery Medal Honor Book, 1971, followed by selection as a Booklist Contemporary Classics for Young Adults, 1984 and Phoenix Award Honor Book, 1990 (Children's Literature Association).
We rested beside a stream while the night gathered. The Spaniards made a small fire and warmed corncakes. They offered Running Bird and me some of the food, but we said that we were not hungry f the time we were there b. . They offered Running Bird and me some of the food, but we said that we were not hungry f the time we were there by the stream they kept their eyes on us. Often they would stop whatever they were doing to listen for the sound of hoofs. They did not know that all of our young warriors were away in the west and only the old men were left in the village
Sing Down the Moon book. The smooth consistency that always marks the award-winning writing of Scott O'Dell is evident in Sing Down the Moon as clearly as in any of his other most famous titles
Sing Down the Moon book. The smooth consistency that always marks the award-winning writing of Scott O'Dell is evident in Sing Down the Moon as clearly as in any of his other most famous titles. Scott O'Dell has a way of telling heartbreaking stories from the annals of history with an even-keeled style that allows us to see the sad happenings of yesteryear from an objective standpoint, getting neither too high nor too low emotionally as we follow the events of the story.