In this compelling story of a young Quinnipiac brave named Blackbird, award-winning author Jason Marchi and painter Jesse Bonelli have teamed up to capture the magic and history of a time before our own. Through young Blackbird’s eyes we learn the Quinnipiac tribal legend of how the Sleeping Giant landform in Hamden, Connecticut came to look like a giant man sleeping on his back.
The story, brought to life with 14 fine art oil paintings, gives us a renewed appreciation of the natural world and shows young readers how Native Americans lived close to the earth and respected the land, air, water, and wildlife. The Legend of Hobbomock: The Sleeping Giant is most decidedly a story worth imparting to our children today; a thrilling story the promotes appreciation for the natural world, history, and folklore.
2015 REVERE Awards Finalist
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