Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee (Creek) girl in Oklahoma, wants to honor a family tradition by jingle dancing at the next powwow. But where will she find enough jingles for her dress? An unusual, warm family story, beautifully evoked in Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu's watercolor art.
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council
About the Author
Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed and bestselling author of the first book in this series, Feral Nights, as well as the Tantalize quartet: Tantalize, Eternal, Blessed, and Diabolical. She also wrote the graphic novels Tantalize: Kieren s Story and Eternal: Zachary s Story, both illustrated by Ming Doyle. About Feral Curse, she says, In small towns, everybody knows one another. That pushes secrets deeper and occasionally makes them more dangerous. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, author Greg Leitich Smith.
Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu have illustrated many distinguished picture books, including Jewels, by Belinda Rochelle (Dutton), which was selected as a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. The couple lives in New York City with their daughter and son.