The Medicine Bag

By Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Point of View Used in the Story

First person is used as the point of view in this story. The story uses pronouns like I, me, my, we, and our. Martin's point of view is used the Medicine Bag.

Summary of The Medicine Bag

A boy named Martin lives in Iowa. His grandfather who is part of Sioux tribe in South Dakota comes to visit because he is sick and dying. He wants to give Martin the medicine bag before he dies. At first Martin is worried what his friends will think of his grandfather, but later finds that his friends look up to his grandfather.

Characters in the story

Literary devices used in the Story

Imagery: (pg. 286) ...he walked in the middle of the street. That's when all the little kids and dogs started following him.

Simile: (pg 283)Grandpa wasn't tall and stately like T.V Indians.

Onomatopoeia: (pg 284) "yippy"poodles.

Critiques of the Story

We thought this was a great story. We would recommend it for children of any age. It teaches them that you shouldn't care what other people think about you or your family. We thought this story had very good descriptive words and did a great job letting readers know what the characters were thinking.
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