Meshom and the Little One is a recent children's picture book published by Theytus Books. First-time author Elaine Wagner tells a charming story about a 10-year-old girl's move to the mountains of the west far from her Manitoba community, and her grandfather's guidance for overcoming the homesickness. Meshom brings the girl a small figurine that the child must paint on her own. She carefully chooses colours from the paints and applies her knowledge of the colour wheel learned in art class. The little figure or little one is a special character. Grandfather explains the Ojibwe teaching about Little People and how they can play tricks on humans. In fact they are much the same as Trickster. The girl spends time painting her little one and the efforts pay off. She is no longer homesick and at the same time has learned more about her Ojibwe heritage.