Jingle Dancer (Hardcover)


Jingle Dancer 
Cynthia L. Smith, Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrated by), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrated by)
Hardcover [2000]
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Native American
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
32 pages
11 in H | 9.3 in W | 0.4 lb Wt

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The affirming story of how a contemporary Native American girl turns to her family and community to help her dance find a voice. First published in 2000, this perennial favorite has become a classic and is now in paperback for the first time.

The cone-shaped jingles sewn to Grandma Wolfe’s dress sing tink, tink, tink, tink…

Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family and intertribal community. She hopes to dance at the next powwow. But with the day quickly approaching, she has a problem—how will her dress sing if it has no jingles?

The warm, evocative watercolors of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu complement author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s lyrical text, in this beloved picture book that was first published in 2000.

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Weight .9 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9.3 × .3 in
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