Runaway Papoose is a children's novel by Grace Moon. It is a contemporary story of Native American children from the southwestern United States. Illustrated by the author's husband, Carl Moon, the novel was first published in 1928 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1929.
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.
- The Newbery Companion by John Thomas Gillespie and Corinne J. Naden, Libraries Unlimited, 2001 page 35
- "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
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