The Bear's Long Tail: A Tale Retold is another offering from Algonquin writer, Jane Chartrand. Setting a traditional legend about bear and fox into a contemporary tale effectively presents traditional teachings to students. The story begins with a Native boy presenting a thank you card and gift to his adopted Nokomis (grandmother). As she reads the card, Nokomis learns that her grandson retold one of her legends to his classmates. The story went over well and the teacher congratulated the boy. The remainder of the book is a reading of the boy's story that he rewrote for his Nokomis.