Chasing Bigfoot Trade Book (Hardcover)

Written By Art Coulson
Illustrated by Frank Buffalo Hyde
Critically Reviewed

Chooch Tenkiller is not thrilled to be spending some of his summer with his Cherokee storytelling uncles and cousin Janees at a convention in North Carolina. While there, the uncles want to visit Judaculla Rock, a place of spiritual significance to the Cherokee people. Little does Chooch know that he has his own connection to the rock—a connection that could put him in mortal danger.

SKU WW-NL6104
ISBN 9781478875482
Series Reycraft Books
Number Level 40
SKU WW-NL6104
ISBN 9781478875482
Series Reycraft Books
Number Level 40
Letter Level S
Genre Novel
Language English
Theme American Experiences, Civilizations of the Americas, Culture, Families and Friends, Myths from Long Ago and Far Away, Narrative Fiction, Native American Voices, Native Americans, The Environment
BISAC Subject Headings Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Native American
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Native American
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Price $16.95
Author & Illustrator

Art Coulson

Art Coulson is Cherokee and comes from a family of storytellers. He is the author of The Reluctant Storyteller, The Creator's Game, and Unstoppable. Art lives in Minnesota with his family but still plays traditional Cherokee stickball when he visits friends and relatives in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Frank Buffalo Hyde 

For over twenty years Frank Buffalo Hyde has been refining and redefining what is considered to Be Contemporary Native American Art, as a painter and a muralist and as an art writer. He studied at The Institute of American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, his work has been shown in Russia, Japan, France, and in galleries in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Salt Lake City and Miami. Buffalo Hyde’s work is dynamic and engages the mis-communications between indigenous people and popular culture dealing with issues of appropriation and commodification. His paintings are in museum collections such as The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, The Autry Museum of the American West, The Museum of Contemporary Native Art, just to name a few. He currently lives and works in Minnesota. 

Reviews

Coulson (Fishing on Thin Ice), who is Cherokee, adeptly captures a modern Native teen’s struggle between wanting to uphold traditions and striving to carve his own path. Cherokee language is featured throughout, and a celebration of Indigenous culture, community, and the search for identity is deeply rooted in the narrative.

—Publishers Weekly Review

An appealing addition to the growing body of middle grade fiction by and about Indigenous peoples.

—School Library Journal Reviewer

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