SkySisters / written by Jan Bourdeau Waboose ; illustrated by Brian Deines.
- 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Hawley Public Library||E W (Text)||33500012761615||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1550746979
- ISBN: 9781550746976
- ISBN: 1550746995
- ISBN: 9781550746990
- ISBN: 9780606146807
- Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
- Publisher: Toronto ; Kids Can Press, ©2000.
|General Note:|| MN American Indian literature.
|Summary, etc.:|| Two Ojibway sisters trek across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits, the Northern Lights.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 November 2000
Ages 3-7. Waboose couches her big-and-little-sister story in Native American lore. Two Ojibway girls, big sister Allie and little sister Alex, venture out one cold night for an unclear purpose, following their grandmother's advice: "Wisdom comes on silent wings." Along the way, they encounter three guardian spirits: a rabbit, a deer, and a coyote. At last, they arrive at Coyote Hill, where they see the object of their journey: the Northern Lights, or SkySpirits, who dance in the frigid, starry sky. Deines' oil paintings contrast the warmth of the children's home with the frozen night and beautifully capture the feeling of the silence, the snow, and the cold. There's also a splendid depiction of the Northern Lights. By book's end, when the older sister renames the SkySpirits "SkySisters," it's plain how the simple journey has drawn the sisters together. --Connie FletcherCopyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
Jan Bourdeau Wabooseis a First Nations writer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Brian Deines is a fine artist and the illustrator of Bear on the Train. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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