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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User Review  - kzrobin - LibraryThing

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


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Rodanas (The Story of Wali Dad, 1988) retells an ancient Zuni tale, scrupulously noting her source as an 1884 transcription that she has ``simplified...[adding] some details of my own [in] the way of ... 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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