Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights

Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights

by Mindy Dwyer
Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights

Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights

by Mindy Dwyer


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Early one morning in a long ago northern land, a baby girl was born. Her mother named her Aurora, which means the “rosy light of dawn". . .

Winner, 2021 Northern Lights Book Award, "Time-Honored" category

"Not every child has seen the northern lights, of course, but even those who only have heard of them may be interested in this colorful book. The legend is pleasant, and Dwyer's brilliant watercolors bring it to life."
Parade Magazine

"This fanciful exploration of the origins of the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, is a scrumptious delight!"
Publishers Weekly

In Aurora, storyteller and artist Mindy Dwyer shares a magical tale about a young girl whose dreams lead her to a great discovery, her own courage and the spectacular northern lights. Through her bright, luminous illustrations and text, this origin story about the glorious northern lights is magically portrayed to young readers and makes the perfect bedtime story.

Mindy Dwyer is author and/or illustrator of many books, including Treasure and Chia and the Fox Man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882405490
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 523,871
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: AD960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mindy Dwyer has written and illustrated several children's books, including How Raven Got His Crooked Nose and It's Only the Wind. She is the recipient of the "Not Just For Kids Anymore Award" from the Children's Book Council, a National Parenting Publication Award, and a Young Readers Choice Award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she sees and admires crows and ravens from afar.

Table of Contents

In Aurora, Alaskan storyteller and artist Mindy Dwyer has created an entrancing story of a young girl whose seeking and dreams lead her to a great discovery. The child of a long-ago time and place, young Aurora is fascinated with caribou and the tundra treks of the graceful animals. One day she begins a journey that will reveal the mysteries of the distant land of darkness.

There are many stories of the origin of the Aurora Borealis, the glorious dancing lights of the northern skies. But Dwyer's original tale, Aurora, is sure to take young readers on their own special journey of discovery as they prance over the flowery tundra with Aurora, get lost with her (without losing hope), and encounter the colors she collects from the sky which comfort her.

The bright, luminous illustrations that accompany the story of fanciful, young Aurora make the magic of the northern lights seem as simple as a gift to a young girl.

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