Crazy Horse and Korczak Author:Robb DeWall This book is for the young at heart. — Since the beginning of Crazy Horse Memorial students of all ages have asked questions about Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) and his Crazy Horse dream. Students often have learned first about the sculptor and his work through "My Weekly Reader", a current events publication studied in many classrooms... more » throughout the U.S.
This book is written and illustrated with inquiring young people in mind, and its narrative form allows Korczak to answer the questions most frequently asked by students. Although related mostly through conversation, the narrative is based closely on fact.
The story also has wider appeal because the most-asked-questions by adults often parallel those of the younger generation. Thus, the story told here is ageless.
Tom Whitney, the boy who meets Korczak in this story, and his family are fictional characters, but they are representative of the millions of people who have visited Crazy Horse Memorial since its dedication June 3, 1948. The stories Tom and his family are told and the things they see and do in this story are drawn from actual experiences.« less