Dancing with the Cranes

$11.00 each


Part of the Caring For Me series, to empower children to make choices that promote their holistic health.


Last year, Chi’ and her Temma had come to the lake to watch the birds, and the geese had come so close that they could almost touch her. But now Temma is gone, Chi’s momma is expecting a baby, and none of the birds pay any attention to her. And the sound of a loon especially makes Chi’ feel like crying. The cranes come back in their season, but Temma is never coming back. As Momma helps her see the continuity of birth, life and death, Chi’ begins to understand that the cranes that come back every year may not all be the same individual cranes, and like the song of the cranes, “her Temma would always be inside of her.” Hall’s stylized paintings are a stunning complement to this gentle, but deep, little story.

This book is part of the Caring For Me series, developed to empower children to make choices that promote spiritual, emotional, physical and mental health and well being for themselves, their families and their communities.   


Author: Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan)

Illustrations: Color illustrations by Ron Hall (Okanagan/Thompson)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2005

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Okanagan