After a poor harvest, two children regain the Corn Maidens' blessings for their people with the aid of a cornstalk toy, the dragonfly.
About the Author
Kristina Rodanas has illustrated several picture books, including The Story of Blue Elk by Gerald Hausman and her own retelling of The Dragonfly's Tale, both for Clarion. She lives in Orleans, Massachusetts.
"Rodanas's telling deftly mixes mysticism and moral, imparting a valuable lesson about respect for the environment." Publishers Weekly
"The lushly glowing and subtly shaded paintings enliven the simple language and straightforward story line, setting the mood and capturing the drama of the tale." School Library Journal
"Rodanas's narration is clear and straightforward; her skillfully composed paintings, attractively showcased in the book's large format, are realistic and carefully researched. . . . A fine addition to Native American folklore collections." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers