- 28 pages
- Premium Color
- 8.5 x 8.5 inches
- Young Children (7-11 yrs old)
- 978-1-4602-6439-3 eBook
- 978-1-4602-6438-6 Paperback
- 978-1-4602-9929-6 Hardcover
- Juvenile Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Adaptations
- Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Bears
- Poetry, Native American
Bears folklore, Navajo Indian Folklore, Hibernation, Bedtime stories, Native American folklore, Friendship, Navajo weaving
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams
Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore
Winter is coming, but the little black bear, Lump Lump, isn’t ready to go to sleep! With the help of his mother, the wise Blue Bird, and his forest friends, Lump Lump gathers materials for Spider Woman to weave him a blanket of dreams. Inspired by Navajo/Diné culture and folklore, and featuring the work of famed weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas, this beautiful tale of family and friends takes the reader on a journey through the rich traditions and spectacular landscapes of the Southwest.
“K-Gr. 3…” “There are many sweet, non-insistent lessons gathered into this tale drawn from Navajo tradition…” “…this story has an incantatory rhythm that would lend itself beautifully as a wind down to sleep.”
“…Navajo weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas served as the consultant for the story…” “…evocative, soaring, image-filled language…” “…will easily move beyond the category of ‘picture book folklore read-aloud’ and into the realm of Native American studies…” “full-color illustrations are simply gorgeous…”
—Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
Gwen Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln University with a B.A. in psychology. She won a Ford Foundation Fellowship and attended the University of Michigan, where she received an M.A. in psychology. An avid lover of history, anthropology, and people, Gwen has traveled to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Sicily, Capri, the Greek Islands, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, and India. Gwen’s main wish in life is Thurber’s Dog Wish: “a strange and involved compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog.”
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