The Legend of the Lady Slipper

by Lise Lunge-Larsen and Margi Preus

In the midst of a bitter winter storm, a brave young girl ventures out to a neighboring... read more

In the midst of a bitter winter storm, a brave young girl ventures out to a neighboring village to get the healing herbs her family needs to recover from a disease. Her journey is long and hard but she manages to get there and back, even though she loses her moccasins in the snow. Now each spring, flowers that resemble her moccasins, called ma-ki-sin waa-big-waan by the Ojibwe people and ladyslippers by the European settlers, grow along the path the young girl walked many years ago. An appealing pourquoi tale features a plucky young heroine living in envrons that will look very familiar to children in the upper Midwest. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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