UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Four Salish stories adapted for students by Salish Elder and storyteller Ellen White. The author acknowledges the storytelling expertise of her grandmother who passes the Coast Salish oral tradition. Translated into English and adapted for younger readers, these stories are richly detailed and offer insight into Northwest Coast oral tradition. The stories include Smuy, the Little Deer; Journey to the Moon; The Mink Family and the Raccoon Family; and Deer, Raven and the Red Snow.
OUT OF PRINT Whale Girl is a story set long ago among the Coast Salish people of the Northwest Coast. The main character, a young girl named Peta, shows her courage and ingenuity by saving her village from the double-headed sea serpents who plan to devour all the people. Killer whales, raven and beaver assist Peta in her successful attempt to save her people. Author Diane Silvey and illustrator Joe Silvey are members of the Coast Salish Nation. This illustrated story is suitable for young readers at the grade 3-4 level.