Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5T4.927257

On a beautiful spring morning while grazing their sheep, Bright Morning and her friend Running Bird see two men coming toward them. Right away, Bright Morning knows who the men are: slavers come to the Navaho country to steal girls and sell them to families in town. In minutes, both girls are caught and taken away.

But Bright Morning does not give up trying to escape and eventually finds her way back home. What Bright Morning can’t know, though, is that the entire Navaho way of life is about to change forever.

“The very simplicity of the writing, at times almost terse, makes more vivid the tragedy of the eviction and the danger and triumph of the return.” —The Bulletin

“Poignantly moving.” —Booklist

“Beautifully written, Sing Down the Moon is a memorable reading experience — for any age.” —Book World

Paperback, 144 pages
Published on September 13, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0547406320
ISBN-13: 9780547406329
5 Book Reviews
  • pinklilcow
    pinklilcowWednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:52 am55 stars
    I like it so far! Bright morning and her friend at grazing there sheep on the mesa.A storm happens and bright morning leaves her sheep! Her mom makes her get them her mom gave her the cold shoulder. Her mom didn't let her graze the sheep again that summer. The next spring came Bright morning was allowed to graze the sheep! When Bright morning and running bird are on the mesa they see there swarm enimes (one of them) The long knives! They were coming to capture them so they can become slaves! They took the girls to a town and left them with there new people. Luckily they meet a girl and she helps them escape! On the way back to there indian home they run into bright mornings crush.He and his friend help them get home. They relized they were being followed. Tall boy her crush kills the leader! The other guys ran away they were hiding. So then they got home.There other people enimes tell them to leave there him homes. They had no choice! They left cannon de chelly and camped out in the woods! They burned there homes and ruinened there crops! There enimes now found out they were hiding in the woods. So that is where I am hope that you liked my review!✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻
    • celia_berry13
      celia_berry13Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm55 stars
      If you liked Island of the Blue Dolphins, then you would definitely like Sing Down the Moon! Scott O'Dell is such an incredibly amazing author!!!!
      • mimi2257
        mimi2257Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm
        The same author wrote this book called Island of the Blue Dolphins. We read it in the seventh grade and it wasn't awful, JUST NOT ENOUGH GOING ON! I wouldn't mind reading this one however.
        • moneygirl
          moneygirlSunday, March 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm
          It is an ok book. I mean there is some action but its kind a slow. its about navajos and the long walk and bla-bla-bla. I dont recomend this book so why even talk about it. anyways please follow me! oh! and sorry im if i offended you guys who like this book! like i was saying please follow me and i will follow you.
          • silvasa
            silvasaWednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm
            very very inpiring.......a native american girl......... saying what and who she sees on her journey and what happens. im amazed what this girl can do