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Based on Zuni tribal lore, this picture book blends creation myth with a timeless (and timely) message about conservation. The author’s retelling deftly mixes mysticism and moral, imparting a valuable lesson about respect for the environment.


Students will learn about the Zuni tribe’s legend of how the dragonfly came to be. Tutor and student will work together to make a dragonfly craft and sequence the life cycle of a dragonfly.

boy and girl standing

Book Information

Dragonfly’s Tale
By Kristina Rodanas
Clarion Books, ©1995

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