Mary au Parka Rouge is the is the French language edition of Red Parka Mary. Translated by Mona Buors from children's author Saskatchewan writer and storyteller Peter Eyvindson a seven-year-old First Nation 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.
Kookum's Red Shoes is a children's picture book from well-known children's author Peter Eyvindson, and published by Pemmican Publications. In this story, an Elder, Kookum, tells about her experiences as a child attending a Catholic-run residential school. As a child growing up in a loving family, Kookum recalls seeing a movie called The Wizard of Oz. Like Dorothy, Kookum is taken up into a wild and scary tornado as she is whisked away from her home into a foreign residential school. She had to leave her lovely red shoes behind.
Jen and the Great One is a children's picture book with a strong environmental message. Jen is a young child who enjoys playing and sitting beside a giant evergreen tree. She loves the texture of its bark and its Christmas tree smell. If Jen sat very still she could sometimes hear the wind whisper and then the old tree would speak. The remainder of the text is a heavy-handed account of clear cutting as explained by this lone tree. It tells the girl how it began from a seedling, how it grew and its role in the forest.
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.
The Night Rebecca Stayed Too Late is the eleventh children's picture book by Saskatchewan writer and storyteller Peter Eyvindson. In this story about children's fear of the dark, a young girl named Rebecca and her friend Suzie let their imaginations run wild. Rebecca must leave her friend's urban home but it is now dark outside. Rebecca imagines that there are scary things outdoors, such as the lilac bushes that may conceal a bear. Suzie reassures her friend and shows Rebecca there is nothing to be afraid of in their neighbourhood.
This title is no longer available from the publisher. The Wish Wind is a children's picture book by Saskatchewan storyteller Peter Eyvindson. This story is a magical experience about a boy who learns a lesson about patience and enjoying life day by day. The Wish Wind enjoys playing with a young Native boy. But the boy is dissatisfied with winter and wishes for spring. The wish is granted. Spring is fun but the boy wishes for the warmth of the summer sun so he can swim in the lake. The wish is granted.
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.
Kyle's Bath is a children's picture book by well-known children's author and storyteller Peter Eyvindson. In this story, young readers are introduced to a boy named Kyle who loves to play outside in the garden, sandbox, and wetlands. Kyle also enjoys peanut and jam sandwiches, eating spaghetti, and drinking tomato juice. All these fun activities result in a boy who needs a bath every evening. But Kyle hates his bath time. So he dreams up a plan where he avoids getting dirty by avoiding all his fun activities.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer avalable from the publisher. Old Enough is a children's picture book from Saskatchewan storyteller Peter Eyvindson. In this story, a Native father marvels at the potential for his newborn son. He dreams about the times to come when the baby will be old enough to learn to fly a kite, ride a bicycle, and play baseball. But something happens as the boy grows up and learns to fly a kite, ride a bike, and play baseball.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. The Yesterday Stone is a children's picture book from Saskatchewan writer and storyteller Peter Eyvindson. In this story, the author weaves a magical tale about a young girl named Anna who has a special secret. The special secret is the gift of imagination inspired by her grandmother who possesses a simple stone she calls the yesterday stone. When she holds the stone, grandmother can see wonderful things from the past including events she now cherishes from her own childhood.