When the Chenoo Howls: Native American Tales of Terror

$11.00 each

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Based on traditional stories from the Northeast Woodlands, these 12 terrifying tales—“from the very distant past to very recent times”—are of ordinary and extraordinary heroes battling hideous monsters.

Available in paperback only.  Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki) and James Bruchac (Abenaki), When the Chenoo Howls: Native American Tales of Terror. 1998, b/w illustrations by William Sauts Netamuxwe Bock (Lenni Lenape).

Based on traditional stories from the Northeast Woodlands, these 12 terrifying tales—“from the very distant past to very recent times”—are of ordinary and extraordinary heroes battling hideous monsters. In many of them, having a good heart and a clear mind and “standing up against their own fears” are what enables them to defeat their terrible foes. There are cautionary tales too, demonstrating what can happen to children who don’t heed the advice they’re given. Of course, in these stories, the monsters win. Bock’s pen-and-ink sketches give just enough detail; they are perfect and perfectly horrifying. When the Chenoo Howls will enthrall reluctant young readers, as well as children who love being scared in a safe place.