Kunu's basket: a story from Indian Island

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Tilbury House,
Pub. Date:
1st hardcover ed.
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 2.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 490L

Young Kunu wants to make a pack basket on his own. He's watched his dad and his grandfather make baskets on Indian Island, but now that he's trying to make one for himself, it's not as easy as he thought it would be. Kunu isn't a quitter, but he gets so frustrated that he has to go outside to cool off. When his grandfather asks Kunu to help him with some basket-making tasks, Kunu comes to understand that it is the tradition in his family for one generation to help the next. He also learns that it might take several tries before he gets it right. Can he be patient enough to try again and again? His grandfather shows him the way, and at last Kunu's first basket is something to celebrate. There aren't many picture books about contemporary Native American children. Lee Francis has shaped a story that gives Native children a mirror that reflects their modern life but also explores themes common to all children: difficulty attempting a new task; wanting to do something "by myself"; and having to be patient to try again and again before getting it right. Susan Drucker's gentle illustrations pair beautifully with this family story set on Indian Island.

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subject_facet Basket making -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Indians of North America -- Maine -- Fiction, Maine -- Fiction, Perserverance (Ethics) -- Fiction
title_display Kunu's basket : a story from Indian Island
title_full Kunu's basket : a story from Indian Island / Lee DeCora Francis ; illustrated by Susan Drucker
title_short Kunu's basket :
title_sub a story from Indian Island
topic_facet Basket making, Grandfathers, Indians of North America, Perserverance (Ethics)