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About the BookWhile Kimmy's parents look for a house close to Daddy's job, Kimmy stays with her Chippewa grandmother. The bad dreams she has had still bother her. But with her grandmother's help, she learns about dreamcatchers.
A 2001 Parents' Choice Paperback Recommended WinnerWhile Kimmy's parents look for a house close to Daddy's job, Kimmy stays with her Chippewa grandmother. The bad dreams she has had still bother her. But with her grandmother's help, she learns about dreamcatchers and together they make one.
"A Chippewa girl's bad dreams are kept at bay by a dreamcatcher in this straightforward story. The paintings convincingly convey tenderness among the family members, as well as the narrator's anxiety."--Publishers Weekly
"In the first-person narrative, the child's voice is quiet and convincing. A picture book that is particularly welcome for portraying a present-day story about Native Americans."--Booklist
"The dreamcatcher--or the story--works; Kimmy wakes up happy and refreshed. The love shared by the child and her grandmother is palpable, reflected in the old woman's reassuring presence, her words, actions, and spirit."--Kirkus Reviews
"This is a sensitive and attractive story."--School Library Journal
A 2001 Parents' Choice Paperback Recommended Winner
About the AuthorBecky Ray McCain is a mother of three who received her M.A. in Special Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She and her children live in Colorado. Being a mom, writing children's books, studying Native American culture, and teaching students with autism are her passion. Stacey Schuett received a degree in painting from the University of California-Davis. She has illustrated many books for children, including Somewhere in the World Right Now, which she also wrote. She lives with her family in northern California.