CROSSING BOK CHITTOBeautiful story telling and illustrations This is a
Children S Book That Even An Adult Can EnjoyMy Friend s book that even an adult can enjoyMy friend in Cherokee County told me about this book how she knew of the artist Jeanne Bridges a Cherokee woman from around here Tim Tingle the writer is a storyteller I have only istened to two Cherokee storytellers and both kept me spell bound just as two Cherokee storytellers and both kept me spell bound just as book did but I admit L'Europe et le mythe de l'Occident listening to story telling is much betterThis book made me think of the Indian belief that you could make yourself invisible by chanting just a few words that even I tried once and they seemed to work But in this case it was a black boy who taught his new Indian friend Martha Tom how to become invisible if you walked slow but not too slow My husband taught me that if you didn t move you would not be seen because it is movement that draws attention and so we tried it together and I saw that it worked I intuitively used his method once when I was young woman and believe it saved myife but that is another story In this case in this story movement is necessaryThe story beings There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts though Mississippi In the days before the War Between the States in the days before the Trail of Tears Bok Chitto was a boundary On one side of the river ived the Choctaws a nation of Indian people On the other side *lived the plantation owners and their slaves If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto the slave was *the plantation owners and their slaves If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto the slave was The slave owner could not follow That was the aw and this was the story that Tim Tingle had once heard when he as in MississippiMartha a young Choctaw girl The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives lives on one side of the Bok Chitto River with her tribe and she was told to never cross the river to the other side but what child everistens I know many doIn the river there was a path made of flat rocks that the Choctaws had built rocks that you could walk on in order to get across to the other side rocks that the plantation owners could not see because they were just under the water Because they were hard to see you had to memorize this path in order to not fall into the riverMartha earned to cross this river one day when she wanted to pick blackberries on the other side but after picking the berries she became ost in the woods and could not find the river She came to a clearing where she saw rolled Thank You God For Everything logs set in a circle She found aog and sat down on it but then a black man came to this clearing and called out We are bound for the promised Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata land She uickly hid in the bushes and just as she had and seeing no one other than this man a hundred voices cried out in a ghostike whispers We are bound for the promised Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing land Martha makes friends with the blacks and one family in particular whose young son helps her to get home safely by teaching her how to become invisible to the plantation owners After that she and the boy Mo become close friends and so you see she crosses the river again and again in order to spend time with him and she alsoearns English and goes to their church The story continues but I will Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric leave you here in their church with the choir singing Shall We Gather at the River I know that changed the mood of my review but I couldn t help myself Just think of me as the Cherokee Trickster Rabbit who is prone to humorously inappropriate behavior or in this case writing I just thought that that song was appropriate for this story A wonderful story of a great miracle I cried Its a children story so you can read it very fast and the illustrations are very beautiful I hope to find of his books This book is beautiful From the illustrations to the moving touching story itself This is a must read for all Old and young alike This is a beautiful story about friendship freedom and faithMartha Tom is a Choctaw Indianiving. There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi In the days before the War Between the States in the days before the Trail of Tears Bok Chitto was a boundary On one side of the river The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia lived the Choctaws On the other sideived the plantation owners and their slaves If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto. .
E sold Author Tim Tinkle is a noted storyteller This wonderful picture book would be an excellent read
"aloud as it "as it told in a rhythmic nature Intermediate readers would enjoy this imaginative tale Students could discuss the power of friendship and the eap of faith Martha Tom and Little Mo took becoming friends in a very racially and ethnically separate world The illustrator captures each character beautifully representing their personalty and facial features in her
large ife ike illustrations This picture book would enhance any unitlife ike illustrations This picture book would enhance any unit friendship bravery slavery and Choctaw people in Oklahoma The author includes biographical information about the Choctaws today and the art of story telling amongst this Native American tribe Students COULD READ OTHER NON FICTION BOOKS read other non fiction books the Choctaws including The Choctaw by Christin Ditchfield to further their knowledge of this tribe as well Beautifully illustrated and powerfully told Crossing Bok Chitto is a moving tale of friendship a friendship that traverses not just the geographical boundary of the Bok Chitto River also spelled Bogue Chitto but the boundaries of culture and race as well When Martha Tom a young Chocktaw girl Guide to the Contemporary Harp living in the Mississippi of the early 1800s before the time of the Trail of Tears or the coming of the Civil War wanders across the forbidden Bok Chitto while searching for some blueberries she is befriended by the members of an underground slave church and guided back to the river by Little Mo an African American boy her own age A friendship develops as the two children go back and forth across Bok Chitto and when Little Mo s family is faced with a brutal separation after his mother is sold away he turns to Martha Tom and her community for helpThis story of a Chocktaw community that aids a runaway slave family in antebellum Mississippi is inspirational and according to Tim Tingle s afterword has been passed down through the generations in the oral tradition of that community The illustrations by Cherokee artist Jeanne Rorex Bridges areovely with a distinctive folk sensibility that reminded me at times of a uilt Many of the scenes are dominated by somber browns and muted Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides lavenders but the effect is intense rather than drab and makes the appearance ofighter shades as when the white garbed Chocktaw women guide Little Mo s family across the river all the striking All in all Crossing Bok Chitto is an outstanding book one with strong narrative and aesthetic appeal and one which explores an important aspect of American history the interaction between Native American and African American communities in the SouthThat said while I understand that Tingle is telling a particular story one in which runaway slaves are sheltered by the Chocktaw I found myself wondering how all of this this suares historically speaking with the fact that some Chocktaw people owned African slaves themselves The narrative clearly states that once slaves crossed the Bok Chitto they were free Should the reader assume that this only applied to slaves owned by whites Or perhaps that this particular Chocktaw community didn t include any slave owners It s disappointing to see that Tingle s informative afterword while it does discuss the subseuent Trail of Tears doesn t mention the complicated historical record of Chocktaw slave owning or the Chocktaw alliance with the Confederacy It s not that I expect those aspects of the history to take center stage that isn t the story being told here after all but the fact that they were entirely eft out of an afterword meant to give historical and cultural background makes me uncomfortable I don t know that the absence of this complicated history ruins the book I still gave it four stars after all but it s something I think readers should be aware Her side A tall slave discovers Martha Tom A friendship begins between Martha Tom and the slave's family most particularly his young son Little Mo Soon afterwards Little Mo's mother finds out that she is going to be sold The situation seems hopeless except that Martha Tom teaches Little Mo's family how to walk on water to their freed.
CHARACTERS Crossing Bok Chitto A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and FreedomOn the Knife river in Mississippi This
river is the boundary between freedom and slaves The Choctaw have built a way to cross theis the boundary between freedom and slaves The Choctaw have built a way to cross the They built up a bridge under the surface of the water so you can walk across and it With Krishna's Eyes looksike you are walking through water Martha crossed one day to berry pick and she found slaves going to church She became friends with a boy Time moves on Later the slave owner sells this boys mother and the whole family decide to try and cross the river to freedom to stay together I don t want to give away the ending It s so beautiful how they cross that nightThis is the story that is told about what happened that night It is before the trail of tears I assume there is some historical accuracy about the story and I m also sure the story has been crafted by time to make a good storyMy opinion of the book is this is a great story I Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique learned something and I enjoyed reading it I m glad I did I think this type of story is what a children s book can do so wellThe nephew thought parts of the book were sort of good Heiked the bridge under the water so it Yoga in the Workplace lookedike you were somehow magic to cross that river He did say it was a L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE long story and he thought the ending was really good He was tense during the finish of the story and heoved how the family got out of bondage He ended up giving this 3 stars which for him is a big deal This is a picture book inspired by a song that the author heard on a trip to visit the Mississippi band of Choctaw Indians Two young children Martha Tom a member of the Choctaw tribe and Mo short for Moses a black slave become friends even though the Bok Chitto Ri A beautifully written and illustrated story about First Nations people helping slaves escape to freedom A story of friendship and trust Picture books are never just for children This is a wonderful story that helped me know about the relationship between African Americans and the Choctaws In Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle the author combines the stories of two cultures into a uniue tale In the story the Bok Chitto River cuts through Mississippi On the one side Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 lived slaves On the other sideived the Choctaw Tribe If a slave escaped across the river they were free As is expected Choctaw girl crosses the river and meets a slave boy and they become friends In the end the Choctaw tribe is called upon to save the boy s family from the slave catchers I enjoyed this story very much One of the strengths of this book was the way the author who is known for his ghost stories and storytelling and the illustrator create some very beautiful and ghostlike images within the pages I The Mark of Cain like the way the author combined different cultural aspects of the Native and African American groups I was disappointed at the end of the book The author included some history of the Choctaw people and their storytelling but didn t expand or supplement the tale While the information given was helpful and interesting I would have hoped for some background as to where the story originated This picture book would be a great story for grades 2 and up It not only could be used inessons on friendship slaverycivil war and civil rights but would provide examples for the genres of folklore and historical fiction Of the other Tim Tingle books I read A Choctaw Journey from Darkness Into Light and When Turtle Grew Feathers this was my favorite2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award Winners Crossing Bok Chitto describes the power of friendship in the ate 1800 s in Mississippi A Choctaw girl named Martha Tom meets a plantation boy named Little Mo as she crosses the forbidden river to fetch blueberries for her mother Although her family disagrees their growing friendship allows Martha Tom to help this planation family escape as their mother is threatened to The slave was free Thus begins Crossing Bok Chitto told by award winning Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle and brought to ife with the rich illustrations of Jeanne Rorex BridgesMartha Tom a young Choctaw girl knows better than to cross Bok Chitto but one day in search of blackberries she disobeys her mother and finds herself on the ot.