• 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807530320
  • January 1998

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  • 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

  • This is a sensitive and attractive story.

    - School Library Journal

  • 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. Schuett’s acrylic and gouache illustrations show that warmth in expressive faces, and in the curve of Grandmother’s arm and the angle of her head as she holds Kimmy. Directions for making a dreamcatcher round out this satisfying offering.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • 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

Awards & Accolades

  • A 2001 Parents' Choice Paperback Recommended Winner


    Common Core

    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RL.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,9,10


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
    • ATOS Level: 3.20