|Illustrated By:||Flett, Julie|
|By (author):||Highway, Tomson|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings|
|JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian|
|Publisher:||Fifth House Publishers|
|Size:||10.70in x 9.26in|
|From The Publisher*|
First published in 2016, this second volume of Tomson Highway's Magical Songs of the North moves into paper.A bilingual English/Cree picture book
"Highway's text has a graceful simplicity, evoking the deep pleasure of brothers at play in a serene, remote setting. Flett's art enhances those qualities . . . The elegant page design cleanly incorporates the English and Cree texts."
- Horn Book Magazine
"This charming tale is an engaging look at the universal joys of childhood. Recommended."
"Flett's (illustrations) are pellucid, her colours clear, her lines clean and precise. The stillness of the northern lake is marked by a few faint ripples; the dragonflies are made extraordinary by the delicate tracery of their wings, luminous against a clear sky. The magic of summer, the wilderness, and northern stillness is right here. Highly recommended."
"At once a celebration of heritage, the wilderness, and imagination, this book is a breath of fresh northern air."
"I am thrilled that Fifth House is giving us Dragonfly Kites this year. The illustrator is one of my favorite artists: Julie Flett. . . Dragonfly Kites will be at the top of my lists this year!
"From Tomson Highway's reminiscent text and Julie Flett's creative and evocative illustrations, Dragonfly Kites takes readers to a simpler time and one deep in traditions."
"Unlike most fiction, Dragonfly Kites does not follow a standard plot line. Like the dragonfly kites that the boys follow, the plot simply glides along until the boys wake up from their dream. This is appropriate due to the significance the illustrations play in this picture book, as well as the age of the intended audience. Readers are not overwhelmed by the storyline and are free to appreciate the accompanying illustrations.