Deborah L. Delaronde

Publishing books under her maiden name to honour her Metis heritage, Deborah L. Delaronde writes stories that are historical in setting and focused on either Metis protagonists, a Metis setting and/or situation.  She hopes to convey the way of life of the Metis people in a historical and contemporary context.  She has also published books that are not Metis-themed.

A Name for a Metis
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

What's in a name? A little boy might be known as Great Big Nose because he's so nosy, or Big Ears because he listens so carefully. Yet there's one name that might suit him even better!

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Christmas La Pouchinn
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

This vividly enchanting poem takes the reader through the traditional Métis upbringing of a boy living with his grandparents through seasons and their activities.

The book concludes with the important year-end
Christmas and New Years celebrations and explains
their significance. Includes a Michif ‘vocabulary guide’and three recipes.

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Emma's Gift
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Emma wants to participate in her community’s annual ‘King’s Day’ celebration that is held every year on January 6th. She loves to see the gifts that are given and hear the stories people tell when they visit. Her mother, however, feels that Emma is too young.

When Emma’s grandmother hurts herself, Emma reluctantly agrees to help. In helping her grandmother prepare and serve her King’s Day meal, Emma discovers the meaning behind this special day. ‘King’s Day’ is about celebrating Christ’s birth and the Three Wise Kings who visited the baby Jesus bearing gifts on this holy day. Emma learns that ‘King’s Day’ is not only about exchanging gifts, it’s also about helping family and friends by giving one's time.

Reviews
"Deborah Delaronde uses her unique gift for writing and the insights of her Métis heart to gift us with this story of Emma. It is a heart-warming story that uncovers bit by bit how Emma realizes and integrates the meaning of King Day's into her young life. This book gives a wonderful insight into our Métis culture." - Joe McLellan, author of The Nanabosho Series

"Careful, spare sentences, paired with smartly detailed, almost cinematic drawings, gentle us through Emma's experience of the Kings' Day, the Métis traditional celebration of The Epiphany. The young woman's growing understanding --her own epiphany-- of the customs of give and take between the adults of her family and community, and her own gifting, make this a lovely story about a sweet step in a girl's growing up." - Daniel David Moses, author of A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems

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30 pages | 5.00" x 7.80"

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Flour Sack Flora
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Flora wants more than anything to be able to go to town, but she doesn't have a pretty dress to wear. With the help of her grandmother Flora finds that anything is possible.

"Important themes that would be popular in a classroom". CM Magazine

"Captures a piece of prairie history in a wonderful way." Yorkton Review

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Flour Sack Friends
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Going to town is a big event for Flora and her family, especially when Flora wants to shop for dolls. Who knew that taking her pet frog along would lead to such an adventure?

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Little Metis and the Metis Sash
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Little Metis is bored and only wishes to help his family with their daily chores in the bush. When a mischievous spirit tries to make trouble, Little Metis finds he helps them much more than he knows.

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Métis Spirits
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Do you believe in ghosts? In Metis Spirits, Deborah Delaronde shows once again how the history
of the Metis winds through the experiences of today. Her first collection of short stories for young readers weaves magic through time to show how we all can be guided by the spirits of our past.

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Petit Metis et la ceinture flechee
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Out of Print

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The Rabbit's Race
Format: Hardcover

It is Grandparents Day at Joey's school. Joey's grandfather has been asked to be the guest speaker.

As grandpa enters the school gym stage he sits down on the chair provided to him and starts...

"When I was a boy, my grandfather always had a story for every occasion," he said. "He told me that while some stories are meant to be enjoyed, others have a lesson to help you grow. So, I'm going to do what my grandfather did with me when I was growing up. I'm going to tell a story."

Grandpa retells a story of a great rabbit race not only was it a race of speed, but it was also a race between two different races of rabbits, the bush rabbits and the jackrabbits. Much like the famous story about The Rabbit and Turtle, this story also has a surprising twist and valuable lessons.

Reviews
"The Rabbits’ Race tells a story about respectfully appreciating elders, and working together and sharing. On Grandparents Day at school, Joey’s grandfather shares the story of a race between two bush rabbits and a large jackrabbit. The race contestants fall into an old abandoned beaver lodge and cannot get out of the hole." - CM Magazine

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Un Nom pour un Metis
Format: Paperback

Pemmican is proud to introduce French translations of two of its most enduring titles for children, Petit Metis et la ceinture fl'ch'e (Little Metis and the Metis Sash) and Un Nom pour un Metis (A Name for a Metis). Deborah Delaronde's delightful stories, illustrated so imaginatively by Keiron Flamand, follow a young Metis boy and his family in a rural community of the not-too-distant past.

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