Joseph Bruchac lives in the Adirondack mountain foothills in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his work draws on that land – including the tall tale and logging traditions learned from his grandfather – and his Abenaki Indian ancestry. Bruchac has performed widely throughout Europe and the U.S., including the British Storytelling Festival, and is author of more than 120 award-winning books for adults and children.
His honors include fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and National Endowment of the Arts, and the Storyteller of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.
“With the aid of a drum, his hypnotically melodic voice and a repertoire of stories that seem to transcend time and place, Bruchac whisks people off to mystical realms far from their immediate reality.” –Countryside Magazine
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