UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. The Song Within My Heart is centred on Cree artist Allen Sapp's evocative paintings of his boyhood in Saskatchewan together with David Bouchard's lyrical text. In combination the text and images reinforce the love between a grandmother and her grandson as they prepare to attend a powwow. Based on the recollections of Allen Sapp's childhood with his Nokum (grandmother), the paintings capture the everyday preparations of this Plains Cree family. The boy recalls his first powwow and asks his Nokum what the singers are saying.
Le Secret du bison blanc is the French edition of The Secret of the White Buffalo: An Oglala Legend by Mohawk artist and storyteller C. J. Taylor. In this retelling for young readers, Taylor explains the story associated with the coming of the Sacred Pipe to the Lakota Sioux people. The story begins long ago when the people lived on the land and relied on the buffalo as their source for housing, clothing, food and much more. The people in this camp experienced a long and difficult winter. The children disobeyed their parents and elders and the parents lost patience with their children.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Kitaq Goes Ice Fishing is a delightful picture book about a five-year-old Yupik (Inuit) boy who goes ice fishing with his grandfather for the first time. Set in the modern day village of Kwethluk, Alaska, the story centres on a young boy, Kitaq. He receives permission to assist his grandfather who is going ice fishing. Grandfather cautions that the boy may be tired but Kitaq is adamant that he is old enough. Grandfather takes the boy ice fishing.
A Promise Is A Promise is the popular children's picture book by well-known children's author Robert Munsch and Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak. In this story Michael Kusugak and Robert Munsch collaborate by taking the mythical characters that live in the sea ice, the Qallupilluit, and create an adventure story about a young Inuit girl. Allashua does not listen to her mother's warnings about Qallupilluit. She convinces herself that these creatures, which are similar to trolls, are just stories her mother uses as a warning to keep away from the dangerous sea ice.
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.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Tiktala is a children's fantasy picture book about a contemporary Inuk girl who wants to be a famous soapstone carver. Her journey of self-discovery takes her on a fantastic transformation into the ocean world of the harp seal. Tiktala attends a village meeting of soapstone artists and offers to learn about the spirit of the animals in the traditional manner. She makes ready for her journey and sets out alone. After spending the night in a snow shelter, she awakens to find another shelter beside her own.
The Legend of the Mimigwesseos is a collection of brief stories told by Cree Elder Adam Ballantyne from Pelican Narrows in northeastern Saskatchewan during the 1930s. This set of traditional storytelling is recounted in the first person making the reader feel a direct connection to the Elder. The storyteller explains the significance of the Mimigwesseos or the little people. These little people posses healing powers and they live in rock caves near bodies of water. Adam Ballantyne explains that he has heard many stories about the little people and their interactions with people.
David's Day is a children's picture book that describes a day in the life of a young boy living in Northern Canada. The day begins with David waking up in the family tent and going out to catch a pet fish. The day continues as David helps his parents around the summer fish camp by carrying buckets of water, helping with the fish nets, and hunting for a duck. For supper the family eats the duck David caught and he is happy that he made a contribution to the family's meal. He recalls the adventures of his day and thinks of many adventures he will have tomorrow.
Charlie The Chinook is a children's picture book about the adventures of a young Chinook wind who plays too long with his human playmates. Charlie leaves the protection of his elders and ventures out on his own. On this first solo flight, Charlie discovers the joy of bringing warm weather to a snowbound community in the Alberta Rockies. While he is having so much fun bringing warm weather to his new friends, he discovers there are consequences in having too much of a good thing. This is an imaginative story that will delight young readers.
Wisahkecahk Flies to the Moon is a story written especially for children by the noted Plains Cree scholar, Freda Ahenakew. In the introduction, the author explains why she has written this story about the Cree teacher and trickster in both English and Plains Cree. This story is about Wisahkecahk and his attempt to go to the moon. He convinces Crane to fly him to the moon. On the trip, Wisahkecahk clings to Crane's legs and by the time they reach the moon's surface Crane's legs have stretched to great length.