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Author Jackson, Gwen.

Title Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams : inspired by Navajo folklore / Gwen Jackson ; illustrated by Lissa Calvert.

Publication Info. Victoria : FriesenPress, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Juvenile Collection - HCCY-13  CHIL E99.N3 J273 2016    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  J 970.3 JAC    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County PL - Headquarters Stacks - PCGG-8  J 970.3 JAC (PBK)    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Children 1st Floor - SYLY-12  J 970.00497 JAC    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Juvenile Non-Fiction - TRBB-2  J 970.3 JAC    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 22 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A little black bear and his forest friends gather materials for Spider Woman, a holy woman in Navajo/Din' culture and folklore, to weave a blanket of dreams for his winter's hibernation."
"K-Gr 3" "The prospect of downtime is tough on many a rambunctious young one. 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 wind down to sleep."--Sandy MacDonald, Booklist.
"Numerous adaptations of folk tales from other cultures appear as children's picture books, yearly; but few are as compelling and highly recommended ..." " ... its full-color illustrations are simply gorgeous, eye-popping productions that truly stand apart from what is normally presented in a picture book ..." "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 ... (Ms. Ornelas' weavings are in the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and many other galleries)." ... evocative, soaring, image-filled language which will attract all ages with stunning metaphors and visual and verbal beauty ..." "... will easily move beyond the category of 'picture book folklore read-aloud' and into the realm of Native American studies (especially as the author intends to support it with lesson plans and ESL materials, produced in conjunction with language arts, wildlife biologist, and Native American cultural specialists)."--Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.
Audience 600L Lexile
Decoding demand: 64 (high) Semantic demand: 84 (very high) Syntactic demand: 98 (very high) Structure demand: 77 (high) Lexile
Subject Bears -- Folklore -- Fiction.
Navajo Indian folklore -- Fiction.
Hibernation -- Fiction.
Navajo weaving -- Fiction.
Bedtime stories -- Fiction.
Native American folklore -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781460299296 (hbk.)
1460299299 (hbk.)
9781460264386 (paperback)
146026438X (paperback)

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