Monday, 24 March 2014


Om-Kas-Toe - Blackfeet Twin Captures an Elkdog
Author: Kenneth Thomasma
ISBN: 978-1-880114-05-6
Pages 215

Both my children really enjoyed this book and so did I.  It is a long looking chapter book, but don't let that distract you as the print doesn't completely fill the page and there are plenty of illustrations to keep the reader interested.  The recommended reading age is 9-13 and I think they are right on track (keeping in mind everyone reads at different levels.  It may be harder for some 9 year olds, but keep encouraging and reading)

This is a story of Indian twins and their adventures as they grow from babies to young adults.  Om-kas-toe finds a raven which helps them through several trials.  They also discover the horse, which they haven't seen before.  They call it an elkdog and the reasoning behind this is in the story.  There are many Indian traditions told along with hunting and discoveries, all in story form. 

Om-kas-toe captured our imaginations and sparked an interest in the indians.

I found Om-Kas-Toe was available through Book Depository and it can also be sourced from Fishpond when available.

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