Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey

Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey Review

Anpao is young and Handsome and Brave -- a man any maiden would be proud to call her husband. Any maiden but Ko-Ko-Mik-e-is, that is, who calims she belongs to the Sun alone. And so Anpao sets off for the house of the Sun to ask permission to marry the woman he loves. But Anpao's journey is not an easy one. Before he can reach the Sun, Anapao must travel back in time to the dawn of the world. He must relive his own creation, venture through The World Beneath the World, and battle the many magical mystical creatures of Native American legends. For only by doing so can Anpao discover who he really is, and rove to the Sun why he alone is worthy of the fair Ko-komik-e-is

Title:Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey
Edition Language:English

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  • Greta Marlow

    In the author's note at the end of the book, Highwater says he doesn't want to call the stories in Anpao "myths" or "legends," because that term has come to "express the dominant society's disregard f...

  • Sophie

    Can one always trust what one hears? How much verification is needed to guarantee a fact’s indubitable reliability? Jamake Highwater’s Anpao: An Indian American Odyssey, although restrained by the...

  • Mariama

    This story “Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey” is about a boy named Anpao who didn’t know his past, he was poor and wanted to marry the beautiful girl named Ko-ko-mik-e-is. She accepted his requ...

  • Drew

    Read this as a child, and found it awesome....

  • Bob Newman

    Native American ChopsueyLet's start with the bottom line: this is an attempt at a collage of Native American stories united around a single, fictional hero (a hero who isn't found in any ACTUAL Native...

  • Ron

    I saw the Newbery Honor sticker on the cover of this book and figured that I'd give it a try. It is a combination of several American Indian earth creation stories. I really didn't enjoy it. It wasn't...

  • Phillip

    3.5 Stars ...

  • Gale

    “Seamless Tapestry of Native American Creation Legends” This 1977 extended tale presents many stories transmitted by proud oral tradition—blending the composite of pre Colombian beliefs and val...

  • Kellich

    After traveling for many years, Anpao stumbles across the town where the beautiful Ko-ko-mik-e-is lives. She can only marry him if he goes on a treacherous journey to the Sun, who Ko-ko-mik-e-is belo...

  • Snickerdoodle

    Anpao is in love with a beautiful girl who is promised to the sun. He has to travel to the land of the Sun to get permission to marry her. Anpao's travels and adventures stitch together many tradition...