Author: Audrey Osofsky
Illustrator: Ed Young
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Year: 1992
Brief Summary: An Ojibwa girl uses a dreamcatcher to ward off bad dreams until day comes.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993 ; National Council of Teachers of English
Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 ; California Department of Education
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss dreamcatchers…what do Native Americans think dreamcatchers do?
- Talk about your best dreams, scariest dreams, funniest dreams
- Art connection: make a dreamcatcher with small paper plates with holes punched out on the rim, feathers, and yarn.
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
- Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library