In this poignant collection of stories that celebrates the importance of each person's unique talents, the young protagonists gain the respect of others by sharing the fruits of their individuality.
If you want to be accepted and respected, you have to be like everybody else. That is what some people think. Despite this opinion, the young people in these stories gain the respect of others by sharing their unique experiences and talents.
The children in The Ice Dove and Other Stories learn to take pride in themselves and to appreciate the gifts their families, community and culture have given them. It is through the love and support of their families and neighbors, the ability to create beautiful things from simple materials, even from the ice itself, that they almost magically find out how special they are.
And if they feel different from other children, this only makes them more special. They can see things from a different point of view...they have a special knowledge.