Dragonfly Kites/Pimithaagansa

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Tomson Highway
Illustrator(s):
Julie Flett
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Fifth House Publishers
ISBN:
978-1897252635
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

Joe and Cody, two young Cree brothers, along with their parents and their little dog Ootsie, are spending the summer by one of the hundreds of lakes in northern Manitoba. Summer means a chance to explore the world and make friends with an array of creatures. But what Joe and Cody like doing best of all is flying dragonfly kites. They catch dragonflies and gently tie a length of thread around the middle of each dragonfly before letting it go. Off soar the dragonflies into the summer sky and off race the brothers and Ootsie too, chasing after their dragonfly kites through trees and meadows and down to the beach before watching them disappear into the night sky. This book is bilingual (English/Cree).

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