"Bearstone" Project

Another project we did that related to the story of Standing Bear was the creation of book covers for a book we read called Bearstone by Will Hobbs.

The book is about a Native American boy who is struggling to find his place in the world.

We illustrated passages we selected (on the wall) and created books (on wall and table) including our responses to the book, such as an illustration and descriptive words of the setting, pictures of what the two main characters may look like with words describing them, a circle diagram compairing "me" to the main character, predictions after certain points in the book.

The book covers were created in the tapa cloth style -- heavy coloring of our cover design, wadding up, then ironing brown paper bags.