Circle of Wonder
A Native American Christmas StoryBook - 1999
Drawing on childhood memories of Christmas in a New Mexican village, Momaday produces a poetic story that skilfully blends Christian and Native American traditions. On Christmas Eve, Tolo, a lonely mute boy, is drawn by the spirit of his beloved grandfather to a bonfire in the mountains, where he shares a 'circle of wonder and good will' with an elk, a wolf and an eagle. His heart fills with love for his family, for the Christ child and for all creation, and in this brief glimpse of the interconnectedness of all life his loneliness is banished forever. Features Momaday's singular, impressionistic artwork.
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1999.
Branch Call Number: j PO MOMADAY
Characteristics: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.