Dragonfly's Tale

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Clarion Books, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 29 pages
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A story from the Zuni, Native Americans from the Southwest, reflecting concern for others and respect for nature's gifts. When the Ashiwi people show off their prosperity, the spirits who had given them bountiful harvests are offended and withdraw their blessings. Two children are the key to restoring the tribe's good fortune. Full-color illustrations by Rodanas.

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My favorite thing about this book is the lesson that was taught. It is okay to be generous to others and also that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The corn maidens may have seemed like old ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this Native American folktale. It is fun and children enjoy the story while it teaches character of being grateful for what we have and never taking anything for granted. Journal response writing works well with this tale. Read full review


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Kristina Rodanas has illustrated several picture books, including The Story of Blue Elk by Gerald Hausman and her own retelling of The Dragonfly's Tale, both for Clarion. She lives in Orleans, Massachusetts.

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