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Vee F. Browne Author- THE STONE CUTTER & THE NAVAJO MAIDEN/ TSE’ YITSIDI’ DO’O’ CHI’IKE’E’H BITSE’DAASHJE’E’, Children’s Books

      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

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