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A Tale of the Northern Lights

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.

Alaska Northwest Books, 9780882405490, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2001

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.