Eagle Books — Mixed Media
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 Plate Full 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.
Animated versions of the four books bring the characters to life. Narrated by author Georgia Perez and voiced by children and adults from the Standing Rock Sioux tribal nation, the animated versions provide an interactive tool to engage children in activities and discussions about healthy eating, and the joy of being active while looking to traditional ways to stay healthy and prevent type 2 diabetes. The full-feature DVD includes English, Chickasaw, Paiute, Shoshone, and Spanish languages, as well as closed captioning (English language only).
The Eagle Books are a series of four books that are brought to life by wise animal characters - Mr. Eagle, Miss Rabbit, and 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. Through the Eyes of the Eagle tells children about looking to the healthy ways and wisdom of their elders. Created: 8/4/2008 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). Date Released: 8/5/2008. Series Name: Diabetes.
As a public domain publication, Stories To Reach, Teach and Heal is copyright-free and can be reproduced without special permission.
Native Diabetes Wellness Program
Coyote and the Turtle’s Dream
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