Dragonfly's Tale by Kristina RodanasDragonfly's Tale by Kristina Rodanas

Dragonfly's Tale

byKristina RodanasIllustratorKristina Rodanas

Paperback | March 19, 2004

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After a poor harvest, two children regain the Corn Maidens' blessings for their people with the aid of a cornstalk toy, the dragonfly.
Kristina Rodanas has illustrated several picture books, including The Story of Blue Elk by Gerald Hausman and her own retelling of The Dragonfly's Tale, both for Clarion. She lives in Orleans, Massachusetts.
Title:Dragonfly's TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 8.81 × 0.16 inPublished:March 19, 2004

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395720761

ISBN - 13:9780395720769

Appropriate for ages: 4


From Our Editors

Long ago, the people known as the Ashiwi offended the Corn Maidens, the spirits who had given them bountiful harvests. Hard times came, and it was left to a boy and his little sister to restore the good fortune of their people. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Full-color illustrations

Editorial Reviews

Rodanas's telling deftly mixes mysticism and moral, imparting a valuable lesson about respect for the environment." Publishers Weekly"The lushly glowing and subtly shaded paintings enliven the simple language and straightforward story line, setting the mood and capturing the drama of the tale." School Library Journal"Rodanas's narration is clear and straightforward; her skillfully composed paintings, attractively showcased in the book's large format, are realistic and carefully researched. . . . A fine addition to Native American folklore collections." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers "