Record Details

Catalog Search

Sky dancers / by Connie Ann Kirk ; illustrated by Christy Hale.

Kirk, Connie Ann, (author.). Hale, Christy, (illustrator.).

Available copies

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

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E K (Text) 33500012761656 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781584301622
  • ISBN: 1584301627
  • ISBN: 1620141477
  • ISBN: 9781620141472
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books Inc., [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.:
John Cloud, a Mohawk boy, lives in upstate New York, but he goes to visit his father who is working on the Empire State Building.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2004 November #2
    Gr. 1-3. In her first work of fiction for children, Kirk introduces the generations-old connection between the Mohawk people and steelworking. John Cloud, who lives on a reservation, misses his father and uncle during their weeks working construction sites in Manhattan. John's first visit to the city brings both strange sights ("There were traffic lights where John thought trees should be") and deepening pride when he witnesses his father's agile figure high atop the incomplete Empire State Building. Hale's boldly stroked, assertively colored paintings aren't as expressive as her mixed-media contributions to Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen's Elizabeti's Doll (1998), but children will thrill to her images of the "sky dancers" casually strolling along the narrow beams, the city spread dizzyingly below. This will work nicely to extend children's understanding of Native American traditions, and Kirk's carefully phrased author's note provides clear-eyed background on how members of this particular group came to be disproportionately represented in such a spine-tingling line of work. ((Reviewed November 15, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)
Mohawk youth > New York (State) > New York.
Mohawk Indians > New York (State) > New York.
Iron and steel workers > New York (State) > New York.
Iroquois Indians.
Mohawk Indians > Fiction.
Iron and steel workers > Fiction.
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Iron and steel workers.
Iroquois Indians.
Mohawk Indians.
Mohawk youth.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Historical fiction, American > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children > Juvenile fiction.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books.
Historical fiction.

Additional Resources