Dear Canada: A Time for Giving, Ten Tales of Christmas, paper ed

$12.99

Dear Canada: A Time for Giving, Ten Tales of Christmas is a charming collection of first-person narrative stories about Canadian winter and Christmas celebrations from a variety of young women in a diary format. Outstanding Canadian fiction authors and one First Nation author present situations based on their most recent Dear Canada diarists.

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Dancing in My Bones: La Daans daan Mii Zoo, paper ed

$15.00

Dancing in My Bones: La Daans daan Mii Zoo is a delightful and engaging bilingual picture book by Métis storyteller Wilfred Burton along with educator Anne Patton. This English and Michif book offers readers in the elementary grades a story about learning how a Métis child learns to dance the Métis style of dance known as jigging. This is a follow up book to Fiddle Dancer that introduced a boy named Nolin and his grandfather.

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Christmas on the Trapline, paper ed OUT OF STOCK

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Christmas on the Trapline is an adventure novel set in northern Manitoba in the 1950s. Cree author Brenda Fontaine writes about the adventures of Babs, a ten-year old Cree girl who lives in her family’s cabin near Norway House. This volume is the third adventure in the series. Babs and her brother live with their parents in the bush. Father hunts and traps with his dog team. One winter day just before Christmas he fails to return to the cabin after he finishes cutting wood for the stove.

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Christmas at Wapos Bay, paper ed

$8.95

Christmas at Wapos Bay is a children's novel from the From Many Peoples series published by Coteau Books. Jordan Wheeler and Dennis Jackson are the authors of this contemporary adventure story set in northern Saskatchewan in the days just before Christmas. Family is gathering at the cabin of a Cree couple. Moshum and Kohkum are waiting for their grandchildren, their children and Kohkum's brother to arrive for a special family Christmas. This year the group may not spend time together because the hunting and trapping is unsuccessful.

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Des battes de baseball pour Noel, hardcover ed

$15.95

Des battes de baseball pour Noel is a children's picture book by well known Inuit author and storyteller Michael Kusugak. This is the French edition of Kusugak's wonderful Baseball Bats for Christmas book. The author draws on an event from his childhood when he was seven and still lived in Repulse Bay. It is Christmas 1955 when an airplane arrives in the community and the pilot leaves behind six Christmas trees. Many of the children have never seen a Christmas tree; in fact there are no trees in their northern environment.

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Des battes de baseball pour Noel, paper ed

$6.95

Des battes de baseball pour Noel is a children's picture book by well known Inuit author and storyteller Michael Kusugak. This is the French edition of Kusugak's wonderful Baseball Bats for Christmas book. The author draws on an event from his childhood when he was seven and still lived in Repulse Bay. It is Christmas 1955 when an airplane arrives in the community and the pilot leaves behind six Christmas trees. Many of the children have never seen a Christmas tree; in fact there are no trees in their northern environment.

Price: $6.95

Father's Boots: Azhe'e Bikenidoots'osii, hardcover ed

$24.95

Father's Boots: Azhe'e Bikenidoots'osii is a bilingual English and Navajo picture book published by Salina Bookshelf that tells the story of three Navajo brothers who are waiting for their father to return home for the Christmas holidays. Storyteller and artist Baje Whitethorne has created an interesting approach to informing children about the Navajo (Dine) traditions of storytelling and the inherent traditional knowledge and spirituality embedded in these stories. This Navajo family consists of the parents, their three sons, and grandmother. The family lives in two hogans.

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Crying Christmas Tree, The, 5th printing

$10.95

The Crying Christmas Tree is a heartwarming Christmas story published by Métis publishing house, Pemmican Publications. In this children's picture book, author Allan Crow (Ojibwe from Whitefish Bay) tells a story about an elderly Native couple who lived years ago on he Whitefish Bay Reserve. The reserve was many miles (kilometers) from the nearest town and people travelled two days by horse and sleigh in order to shop in town during the winter months.

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Missing Sun, The, paper ed

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The Missing Sun is storyteller Peter Eyvindson's tenth children's picture book. In this story, Emily and her mother, who is a meteorologist, move to Inuvik. Emily enjoys her time in the North but finds it difficult to believe that the sun will disappear over the Christmas season. Her mother offers a scientific explanation for the disappearing sun; Emily's friend Josie offers her traditional explanation about Raven stealing the sun. Emily is confused but really enjoys the Christmas season without the sun. When she longs for the sun to return, she is unsure if it will ever return.

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Red Parka Mary, 3rd printing

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Red Parka Mary is the 12th children's picture book by Saskatchewan writer and storyteller Peter Eyvindson. In this story a seven-year-old Native boy narrates his experiences with an elderly neighbour. Someone had told the boy to be afraid of this Elder. But one day while passing her home, the woman named Mary calls to the boy and gives him a pail filled with chokecherries for his mother. Slowly the boy comes to understand Mary, visits her often, and begins to learn traditional activities during their visits.

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