The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman

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The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman is about three cousins visiting their grandparents one summer, who get into some real trouble when they do something they were told not to; when somebody tells you not to do something, there might be a good reason for it.

Available in paperback only.  Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Lakota),  The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman. 1975, b/w illustrations by Nadema Agard (Cherokee/Sihasapa Lakota).

The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman is about three cousins visiting their grandparents one summer. Mary Jo lives nearby, Cindy and her family are from Pine Ridge, and Lori, whose mom is Hopi, is the youngest. When Mary Jo’s older brother screams, “Look out! A chichi!” behind her and her two cousins in the evening twilight, it scares the little girls half out of their wits. This leads to a real ghost story in which Cindy gets herself and her cousins into some real trouble when they do something truly frightening. Sneve has created a close-knit, loving family. Everything is sorted out in the end, and the chichi hoohoo bogeyman turns out to be something utterly different. The girls have done something they were told not to; when somebody tells you not to do something, there might be a good reason for it. Agard’s drawings suit the nature of the story, delineating the character of each girl, and illustrating the family as a whole sorting the mess into healing.