Illustrated by Ron Hall
Dancing with the Cranes gives an understanding of birth, life and death. Chi's momma is soon to have a baby, but Chi is having a hard time being happy about it. Chi misses Temma (her grandma), who has passed away. Chi's momma and daddy help ease the pain of losing Temma and help Chi to understand life and death as a part of nature. Chi soon finds herself feeling comforted, knowing Temma will always be a part of her and looking forward to the new baby who will be a part of their lives.
"A child's connection to her grandmother is rendered through this story's vivid descriptions of the natural world. The grandmother's death and the child's loss are linked to the cycles of life. The story takes on death but also communicates joy, acceptance and peace." - Lally Grauer, English Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Okanagan University College
Jeanette Armstrong is a Canadian Classic author and an award-winning Indigenous leader.
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