Jingle Dancer

$18.00 each


With no time to mail order tin jingles, Jenna makes her dress sing with help from her women relatives and friends.



Jenna’s heart beats to the “brum, brum, brum, brum of the powwow drum,” but there's not enough time to mail order tins to make the cone-shaped jingles so that Jenna can dance Girls at the next powwow. So Jenna finds another way to make her dress sing, and she does, by borrowing jingles from the dresses of her women relatives and friends. Just enough jingles to make her dress sing, but not so many that their dresses would lose their voice. The soft watercolor illustrations are a complement to this gentle, poetic story of reciprocity and joy. Jingle Dancer is a gift from a gifted writer to all of the Indian youngsters who enter the dance circle.



Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee)

Illustrations: Color illustrations by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu

Binding Availability: Hardcover

Published: 2000

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Muscogee