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SkySisters / written by Jan Bourdeau Waboose ; illustrated by Brian Deines.

Waboose, Jan Bourdeau. (Author). Deines, Brian, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library E W (Text) 33500012761615 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e WAB (Text) 35500006037830 Main Available -

Record details

  • 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.

Content descriptions

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

Author Notes

Jan Bourdeau Waboose is 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.

Subject: Indians of North America > Juvenile fiction.
Auroras > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Auroras > Fiction.
Ojibwa Indians > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction.
Aurores > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Ojibwa (Indiens) > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Soeurs > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Nuit > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Nature > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Hiver > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Livres d'images pour enfants.
Indians of North America.
Ojibwa Indians.
Sisters > Fiction.
Auroras > Fiction.
Ojibwa Indians > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

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