Zoe and the Fawn is a delightful 32-page children's picture book. The simple story revolves around a girl named Zoe and her father as they go outside to feed and water their horses and see a tiny fawn off in the distance. With the simple questions asked by Zoe about the location of the fawn's mother and father's gentle responses, the reader is taken on a magical adventure of the woods where there are birds and animals.
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories is a collection of thirty-one new and selected short stories by Spokane/Coeur d'Alene author Sherman Alexie. A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in his newest collection, Blasphemy, where he unites fifteen beloved classics with fifteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers.
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story DVD features Johnny Arlee, Salish Elder, telling a group of children the legend of how fire first came to Earth by the ingenuity of the animals. The story begins and ends in Salish with large subtitles, alternating between footage of the Elder and his audience and a series of watercolor illustrations from the book, Beaver Steals Fire. There is also a short documentary which outlines many of the points included on the DVD-ROM.
Fire on the Land, is an interactive computer DVD with a host of features, including a reading of Beaver Steals Fire in Salish and English, interviews with Elders, a photo gallery, a primer on fire ecology, a database on fire-adapted plant and animal species, historical information about the Salish and Pend d'Oreille Nations, and perspectives from tribal fire managers. It is part on the two-disc set, Native Peoples and Fire in the Northern Rockies, created by the Salish Kootenai Nations. It also contains Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story DVD.
Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce is a graphic novel format title in the Graphic Library Series from Capstone Press. This 32-page book tells the story of the notable Nez Perce leader known as Chief Joseph. Chief Joseph wanted peace for his people. But the U.S. Army had different ideas. As the headman and spokesperson for the Nez Perce, Chief Joseph tried to do what was best for his people.
Shi-shi-etko is the French language edition of Nicola Campbell's children's picture book about an Interior Salish child with just four more days at home until she goes to residential school. The young girl of this recent offering spends her final four days experiencing quality time with her mother, father and grandmother. Each adult allows the child to experience the environment around her. Mother takes her daughter to the creek where she sings a special song that belongs to the family. Shi-ski-etko wades in the water and takes in all the experiences the land and water offer.
La Pirogue de Shin-chi is the French edition of Shin-chi's Canoe by Nicola Campbell. This sequel to Shi-shi-etko is a story about a young girl's first year at residential school. In this second picture book, Shi-shi-etko returns for another school year and brings along her six-year-old brother. Shin-chi loves to fish and accompany his father in the canoe. But a new experience awaits and his sister helps him prepare for what will happen at school.
Grandpa's Girls by Interior Salish children's author Nicola Campbell offers a delightful picture book about a young girl and her cousins who enjoy their visits to their grandfather's working farm. The book captures the unbridled joy and excitement of visiting one's relatives, exploring a hay loft, feeding crabapples to the horse, examining jars of preserves in the root cellar, and endlessly running and playing. Based on her childhood experiences, the storyteller reminds us that the best time of all is just being with one's grandparent.