Bowwow Powwow

by Brenda J. Child and Jonathan Thunder

Windy Girl and her dog Itchy Boy are inseparable. Inside the cab of Uncle’s... read more

Windy Girl and her dog Itchy Boy are inseparable. Inside the cab of Uncle’s truck (the best place for stories), Windy Girl listens to Uncle tell about the old days when, the night before the powwow, dancers went from house to house singing, “We are like dogs. We are like dogs.” and people gave them gifts. At a powwow at the end of the summer, Uncle’s story inspires Windy Girl’s dream about an all-dog powwow. Underneath this inventive and humorous fantasy, the text and illustrations give authentic details of what a powwow is like—the dancers, the drummers, the food stands, and the children going to bed early underneath the shooting stars. The text is bilingual in English and Ojibwe. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019

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