Runaway Papoose

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Runaway Papoose is a children's novel by Grace Moon. It is a contemporary story of Native American children from the southwestern United States.[1] Illustrated by the author's husband, Carl Moon, the novel was first published in 1928 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1929.[2]


Nah-tee, a Native American girl about four years old, runs away from her family's day-camp when a visiting stranger frightens her. She meets a Navajo shepherd boy named Moyo, who agrees to help her find her family; after many adventures, they arrive at a large regional powwow where Nah-tee is reunited with her family.


  1. ^ The Newbery Companion by John Thomas Gillespie and Corinne J. Naden, Libraries Unlimited, 2001 page 35
  2. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 

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