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 Spring Celebration is a children's picture book about the coming of spring in the northern Manitoba village of Brochet. A young Cree girl named Iskotew is excited as the entire community awaits the first signs of spring. When spring arrives, the whole village turns out for a community picnic. One Sunday, the community decides the time for spring has arrived and everyone prepares for the day by cooking bannock, moose meat, and fish. The children are sent out to pick the cranberries that where frozen under the snow. These cranberries are boiled to make a delicious dessert.
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.
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.
Two Pairs of Shoes is a wonderful children's picture book about a young Ojibway girl who receives two special gifts on her birthday. Maggie receives a pair of black, patent leather shoes from her mother. It is the gift Maggie had hoped for. In her excitement, Maggie runs to her Kokom's to show her grandmother the special present. Kokum agrees that the shoes are lovely. Maggie is pleased to learn Kokum also has a gift hidden under the bed. Maggie finds a bag with a beautiful pair of beaded moccasins. The moccasins are especially appreciated because Kokum is blind.
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.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher My Mom Is So Unusual is a popular children's picture book from Pemmican Publications first issued in 1986. It tells the realistic story about a single parent family with a young girl and her mother. Often the parent-child roles are reversed when mother is afraid of the dark and when daughter helps find misplaced items. The daughter explains why she loves her mother because she is so unusual and unlike the mothers of her friends. The story is told with humour and each page of text is accompanied by a black and white drawing.
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. Jack Pine Fish Camp is a children's picture book about everyday life at a summer fish camp in northern Manitoba. A young girl named Iskotwe (Cree for little fire) explains what it is like to travel by boat to the fish camp where her family spends their summers. She describes their camp and how her father and older brother go out on the lake to check the fish nets. One day she is permitted to leave the camp and her babysitting chores and go with the fishermen.