Legend of the Lady Slipper

Legend of the Lady Slipper

written with Margi Preus
illustrated by Andrea Arroyo

Houghton Mifflin, 1999
Ages 4-8, ISBN 0-3959-0512-5

The lady slipper grows in the northern woods to mark the courage and strength of a small girl who lived there long ago—a girl who saved her people from a terrible disease by listening carefully to the whispering snow, the rumbling ice, and the dancing northern lights. Illustrated with paintings as graceful and delicate as the lady slipper itself, this unforgettable retelling shows how a child's lost slippers became one of nature's most lovely spring flowers.

Awards

1999 Great Lakes Book Award Finalist; Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

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