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Deines’s palette perfectly captures the northern cold and the warm relationship the girls have with one another and those around them.
Young people will recognize their own awe in the face of a wintry night reading SkySisters. Jan Bourdeau Waboose, a Nishinawbe Ojibwa from Northern Ontario, writes about two girls who go into the woods to look for the “SkySpirits” – the Northern Lights. Waboose’s richly evocative tale comes with dreamy illustrations by Brian Deines.
SkySisters is a gorgeous book. Readers will undoubtedly linger on each page to enjoy the masterful work of Brian Deines. In SkySisters he guides us immediately from the warm, comforting colours of the kitchen to the cool, quiet colours of an evening in the North. A spectacular painting appears at the climax of the story as the sisters lie in the snow, staring up in exhilaration at the vibrant swath of the Northern Lights above them.
Posted July 3, 2001
The author has managed to convey awe of nature, respect for each other and other life animals, all in a quiet, beautiful story of beauty, silence and wonder in a child's thoughts through little spoken words of the characters. Every child should experience this tale through real life or take the journey with the writer of Skysisters!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.