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Hardcover Details
  • 09/2016
  • 9781460264386
  • 22 pages
  • $29.00
Ebook Details
  • 09/2016
  • 9781460264386
  • 22 pages
  • $5
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams
Gwen Jackson, author

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Create)

A little black bear and his forest friends gather materials for Spider Woman, a holy woman in Navajo/Dine culture and folklore, to weave a blanket of dreams for his winter's hibernation.
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""K-Gr. 3"  "Lump Lump,  a bear cub, is not keen on hibernation, until he hears Blue Bird's song about "a blanket of dreams."   "...There are many sweet, noninsistent lessons gathered into this tale drawn from Navajo tradition..."  "Along with the life lessons it contains, this story has an incantatory rhythm that would lend itself beautifully as a wind down to sleep."

MIdwest Book Review

"Numerous adaptations of folk tales from other countries appear as children's picture books yearly, but few are as compelling and highly recommended at Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams:  Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore."  "...full-color illustrations are simply gorgeous, eye-popping productions that truly stand apart..." "...Not only did Navajo weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas contribute a blanket to the story line for illustration, but she served as a consultant for the story, helping to fine-tune its Navajo cultural insights.  Ms. Ornelas' weavings are in the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and many other galleries." "...evocative, soaring, image-filled language..."   "....will easily move beyond the category of 'picture book folklore read-aloud' and into the realm of Native American studies." 
-Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2016
  • 9781460264386
  • 22 pages
  • $29.00
Ebook Details
  • 09/2016
  • 9781460264386
  • 22 pages
  • $5

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