The Butterfly Dance
It chronicles one important day seen through the eyes of a young Hopi girl named Sihumana, or "Flower Maiden", who is a member of the Rabbit Clan and portrayed as a rabbit. After going with her grandfather to greet the sun and bless the day, Sihumana travels with her family to another village to take part in the traditional Butterfly Dance, performed late each summer in order to bring rain to the dry lands of the Southwest.
With its bright, fun illustrations and distinctive Native voice, this appealing book gives a vivid sense of stepping into another culture.
Hardcover, 29 pages. Ages 6 and up.
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