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The Eagle Books: Stories about Growing Strong and Preventing Diabetes
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The Eagle Books are a series of four books that are brought to life by wise animal characters, Mr. Eagle and Miss Rabbit, and a clever trickster, Coyote, who engage Rain That Dances and his young friends in the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning from their elders about health and diabetes prevention.
The Eagle Books were authored by Georgia Perez of Nambe Pueblo, and illustrated by Patrick Rolo, Bad River Band of Ojibwe, and Lisa A. Fifield, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Black Bear Clan. The complete series is now available.
The first book, Through The Eyes of The Eagle introduces the characters of Mr. Eagle and Rain That Dances, the American Indian boy he befriends. Mr. Eagle reminds the young boy of the healthy ways of his ancestors.
In Knees Lifted High, the second book, Rain That Dances introduces Thunder Cloud, his best friend, to Mr. Eagle who encourages the boys to be physically active every day.
The third book, A Plateful of Color, introduces Miss Rabbit and the boys’ friends, Little Hummingbird and Simon. Miss Rabbit teaches the value of eating a variety of colorful and healthy foods.
Tricky Treats, the final book in the series, introduces the character of Coyote, a trickster, and encourages children not to be tricked by coyote when choosing foods to eat.
How to order the Eagle Books?
Public Health Foundation
The Eagle Books are available through the Public Health Foundation at http://bookstore.phf.org*
American Indian and Alaskan Native Programs
For programs serving Native American children, the Eagle Books are available through the Indian Health Service http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/diabetes/resources/rde/index.cfm?module=catalog. For more information, please contact Chris Battle at 770-488-5308.
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Page last modified: September 12, 2008
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