The Magic of Spider Woman

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Scholastic Inc., 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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An enchanting, authentic Navajo tale about the importance of keeping one's life in balance. Wandering Girl, a strong-willed shepherdess, promises Spider Woman she won't weave too long. But as soon as spring bursts into glorious colour, she begins creating the most beautiful blanket in the world. "Begay's dramatic shifts of perspective, his innate sensitivity to the land and people depicted, and the text's powerful message about pride's deadly effects combine in an appealing and meaningful way." - School Library Journal, starred review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A picture-book version of a Navajo legend. The art of weaving is passed from the great spirit Spider Woman to Wandering Girl, renamed Weaving Woman, when she is in danger of freezing. There are ... Read full review

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE COLORS OF THE PICTURES IN THIS BOOK! I loved how the weaving woman disobeyed and created such a beautiful blanket. Read full review

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LOIS DUNCAN is the author of fifty books, most of them for young people. Her suspense novels havereceived Young Readers Awards in sixteen states and three foreign countries. Lois lives with her husband,Don Arquette, in Sarasota, Florida. She can be contacted through her Web site at www.loisduncan.

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