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Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams: Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore:
1) In the Library at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian
2)Two ALA Reviews
3) In the collection and materials section (Education) at many libraries and universities. Worldcat
4) On the reading list at ReadToMeInternational.org
5) Included in A to Zoo (children's literature reference book)
6) In the Heard Museum Bookstore
7) Lexile score available
For general information on bears such as Lump Lump and other large carnivores, go to westernwildlife.org. The owners of this site were consultants on the animals and forest of the Southwest. The alpine tree, yellow pine, juniper bush, hawk, fox, robin, the bears and the scenes from the Southwest are accurately depicted in Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams: Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore -- a true learning experience.
For more information on Navajo rug weavers, go to navajorugweavers.com. This is the site of Barbara Teller Ornelas and her sister, Lynda Teller Pete. Read the incredible story of this family of weavers that goes back generations. Ms. Ornelas graciously allowed me to copy her blanket, Child's Blanket, in Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams: Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore. She also consulted on the pictures and the story. Ms. Ornelas has weavings on display in the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and many other galleries. She is also featured in PBS' "Craft In America."
Click here for a video of Ms. Ornaelas weaving
Dr. Paul Apodaca of Chapman University, a past-regional advisor to the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Wikipedia, consulted (pro bono) on this original story as well as on Navajo culture and folklore. He also suggested the title of the book.
AS SOON AS NEW ACTIVITIES AND PRESENTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE, THE LINKS TO THEM WILL BE POSTED ON THIS SITE. IF YOU CREATE AN ACTIVITY BASED ON THE BOOK, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH ME.