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The Legend of the Lady Slipper (Ojibwe Tale)

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Publisher Comments:

An "ideal choice for a springtime read-aloud" ("Publishers Weekly"), this unforgettable book retells a Ojibwe legend about the moccasin flower, called lady slipper in English, and how it became one of nature's loveliest spring flowers. Full color.

Review:

"In their appealing first book, the authors offer a smooth retelling of an Ojibwe tale, weaving a number of melodic foreign words into their narrative. At the center of the legend, which explains the origin of the ma-ki-sin waa-big-waan, or lady slipper flower, is a courageous girl who braves a fierce snowstorm to cure her ailing family and fellow villagers. Wearing deerskin moccasins, she walks all day until she reaches the wigwams of the people who have healing herbs. Worried that the illness at home may be worsening, she insists on setting back immediately and loses her moccasins in the deep snow; still she trudges on, leaving bloody footprints on the white ground. Her valiant efforts save the village and, when the snow melts, she and her beloved brother find lovely, moccasin-shaped blooms in place of her bloody tracks. In Arroyo's (In Rosa's Mexico) stylized watercolors, similar to Stefano Vitale's artwork, the warm hues of the heroine's native dress and moccasins, as well as of the elegant lady slippers, pop from a cool palette dominated by nature's blues and greens. An unusual simplicity and fluidity mark both text and art in this ideal choice for a springtime read-aloud. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Never pick a lady slipper. If any part is picked, the entire flower dies. And it grows there, in the northern woods, to mark the courage and strength of a small girl who lived long ago—a girl who saved all of her people from a terrible disease by listening carefully to the whispering snow, the rumbling ice, and the dancing northern lights.

About the Author

'Margi Preus is a playwright and artistic director of a comedy theater. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two sons.Andrea Arroyo has illustrated numerous children\'s books. Her work has been shown in leading New York galleries and has appeared on several New Yorker covers.Lise Lunge-Larsen is an award-winning author and a professionalstoryteller. Born and raised in Norway, she lives with her family in thehills of Duluth, Minnesota, where she is frequently spotted playing inthe snow with her felted mittens.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618432318
Retold:
Lunge-Larsen, Lise
Author:
Arroyo, Andrea
Retold by:
Lunge-Larsen, Lise
Retold:
Lunge-Larsen, Lise
Author:
Lunge-Larsen, Lise
Author:
Preus, Margi
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ojibwa Indians
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Ojibwe Tale
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8 x 10 x 0.13 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618432318 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In their appealing first book, the authors offer a smooth retelling of an Ojibwe tale, weaving a number of melodic foreign words into their narrative. At the center of the legend, which explains the origin of the ma-ki-sin waa-big-waan, or lady slipper flower, is a courageous girl who braves a fierce snowstorm to cure her ailing family and fellow villagers. Wearing deerskin moccasins, she walks all day until she reaches the wigwams of the people who have healing herbs. Worried that the illness at home may be worsening, she insists on setting back immediately and loses her moccasins in the deep snow; still she trudges on, leaving bloody footprints on the white ground. Her valiant efforts save the village and, when the snow melts, she and her beloved brother find lovely, moccasin-shaped blooms in place of her bloody tracks. In Arroyo's (In Rosa's Mexico) stylized watercolors, similar to Stefano Vitale's artwork, the warm hues of the heroine's native dress and moccasins, as well as of the elegant lady slippers, pop from a cool palette dominated by nature's blues and greens. An unusual simplicity and fluidity mark both text and art in this ideal choice for a springtime read-aloud. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Never pick a lady slipper. If any part is picked, the entire flower dies. And it grows there, in the northern woods, to mark the courage and strength of a small girl who lived long ago—a girl who saved all of her people from a terrible disease by listening carefully to the whispering snow, the rumbling ice, and the dancing northern lights.
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