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Publisher's Summary

Film and TV star Keke Palmer tenderly shares the Ojibwe folk tale of the first dreamcatcher and shows how its message of our connection to the natural world persists to this day. 

Bedtime stories are narrated by the world’s most celebrated voices and written with no beginning, middle, or end so you don’t stay up to hear what happens next. They're interesting enough to give your mind something to focus on, but delivered in a way that encourages sleep.

This title is part of The Audible Sleep Collection, exclusive audio experiences created to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up in the right morning mindset. New and free for members. 

About the author: Linda LeGarde Grover is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is an author of fiction, poetry, research articles, newspaper columns, and essays. Her publications include The Dance Boots, which received the Flannery O’Connor Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; The Road Back to Sweetgrass, which received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers Fiction Award; The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives, which received the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry; and her essay collection, Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year, which received the Minnesota Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and Memoir. Linda lives in Duluth, where she was born, and where she is currently researching intersections of traditional Ojibwe stories with regional Ojibwe history and the natural world.    

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Dreamcatcher did just that!

Keke Palmers vocal deliverance of the story has been the best I’ve ever listen to. The storytellers pitch and voice is so soothing. I have enjoyed falling asleep to this story multiple times. A must audio for those wanting to awake feeling refreshed from a solid sleep.

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Very effective

I love Keke’s voice. The story lends itself to falling asleep. The subject matter is comforting to me. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants some help falling asleep.

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Very soothing voice

The narrators voice sounds almost like a whisper. I have been listening for 3 nights and I still haven't heard the end of the story which is amazing because I have tried so many other options that haven't worked for me. I definitely recommend listening to this story.

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Beautiful Indian Story of the Dreamcatcher

This is one of the most lovely short tales offered by Audible. It's very soothing and descriptive and perfect for bedtime. Appropriate for all ages. I hope to find more stories of the Ojibwe tribe, as I was so touched by this one about the dreamcatcher.

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Worked too well

I have yet to hear the entire story! I have started this 4 times, and always fall asleep before the end. Last night I played it for my 10yr old daughter and we both fell asleep. Keke has such a soothing tone, It's very relaxing, perfect for my after work brain at 10 am.

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It worked.

I listened to the story but can’t say much about it because I fell asleep. Keke’s voice was perfect. This was the second time I listened to it with the same intended result. I don’t think it was supposed to be a story for storytelling but it was perfect for relaxation and sleep.

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Pleasant and educational

Keke's voice is perfect for a relaxing story! Audible should get her to read more bedtime/calming stories. Also, very cool story of the dream catcher!

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Love this one

I have listened to this story many times when I need to go to sleep. It's such a beautiful story, and Keke does such an amazing job - you feel you are along on the journey. Please do more of these!

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Nice story about Ojibwe dream catcher

This is a nice and interesting bedtime audio book about Ojibwe dream catcher. It is good to know about the Ojibwe people and their culture. I found it relaxing and it did help me drift into the sleep.

However, since I slept off without listening to full audio book, I replayed it in the day time to understand the story and felt that it could have included a bit more story and some more interesting details about Ojibwe people. Overall, I do like the audio book and will probably play it again someday as a part of my bedtime audio books.

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I Wish There Were More Like This - So Relaxing!

This is the perfect bedtime story! I wish that there were more, even longer audiobooks to listen to like this one that feature Native American folklore or any culture's folklore in a peace-invoking and relaxing manner. Many books on folklore and mythology lean toward either the academic or horror/supernatural. Whereas I found this book to be so tranquil, better than most meditation books I listen to. The story of a young Ojibwe mother who brings her baby along with her for a walk into the forest and to do some basic daily chores sounds like a very simple premise, and it is, but that is what makes it so wonderful as a bedtime story. The details of the writing were fantastic.

My only complaint is that when requesting my Echo devices play this particular title, no matter how many different ways I pronounce "Ojibwe", my Alexa device keeps not understanding what I'm saying. It either tells me that "O. G. Bigwy" cannot be found but there are other titles by (insert some rap artist name), or it will simply say it cannot locate that title in my library. Even when I asked it to list my most recent titles, the Echo device pronounced it to me "Oh-jib-we" so I pronounced it exactly that way back to be played and it still could not locate it so I finally had to settle for listening to a different audiobook. This is not the fault of the writer or the narrator, but a fault within the Alexa pronunciation system, and the fact that many people do not know how to correctly pronounce "Ojibwe" without first listening to the story.

However, I can't recommend this book enough and I'm going to spend some time looking for something similar to this to relax to at night!