Every winter, the brothers Tall Leo, Big Leo, and Little Leonard go to their Grandmother Sally’s hogan for the winter holidays. None of the brothers look forward to the visits: Grandmother Sally always tells long, boring stories about the Holy People. This year, however, it is different.
Father is away working for the railroad, and he might not be home for the holidays. Feeling in a serious mood, the brothers retell one of Grandmother Sally’s stories. By sharing the story amongst themselves, the brothers grow closer to one another and come to a deeper understanding of their culture.
A touching story, Father’s Boots is a necessary read for children feeling out-of-touch with their background.
Bilingual: Navajo and English