The Dreamcatcher: Audrey Osofsky

The Dreamcatcher

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

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