This book was written by the 7th grade of Heart Butte School, Montana, in 1990. Heart Butte is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the Blackfeet Reservation. The story was developed at the... More > rate of one chapter per week in the same way that television sit-coms are written: as a group sitting around a table and discussing. The actual words were typed by Mary Scriver, the teacher. The story is about the yearning to belong and to be loved and reflects the lives that these students knew.< Less
The ancient story of Demeter, goddess of agriculture, (sometimes called Ceres the source of our word, cereal), and her daughter (who might be one of several possibilities, like Persephone,... More > Proserpine, Kore) and how the daughter was kidnapped by Hades/Pluto, the god of death and the underworld, is so old and durable it has been told many times. This version is a Western.
Many of the ancient features (bees sacred to Demeter, a black horse, a black dog, her friend Hecate) have been included but translated into a slightly different form. Those "in the know" will have fun recognizing these. Those just beginning to read mythology will have handholds for more formal studies.< Less
In the tradition of May Sarton, but rather more technical, this journal formed as a blog. The author retired to a small Montana town to write. Sometimes the most dramatic events were simply weather... More > and the seasons.< Less