THE STONE CUTTER & TSE’ YITSIDI’ DO’O’ CH’IKE’E’H BITSE’DAASHJE’E’
by Vee F. Browne, illustrated by Johnson Yazzie. Salina Bookshelf Inc.
“After accidentally breaking her mother’s grinding stone, young Cinnebah sets out on a quest to find someone who can repair it. Along the way she meets a moccasin maker, a potter, and a stone cutter, all of whom offer compassion, wise advice, and thoughtful gifts. Set in the timeless past, this bilingual English/Navajo story is itself a gift of simple, solid storytelling. Johnson Yazzie’s illustrations, lovingly lifelike and resplendent with the colors of the Dinetah bring the tale to life. A final note by author Vee F. Browne describes the sacredness of grinding stones in Navajo culture. This one to treasure.”- Cathy Jacobus