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Buffalo
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Native American;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

A powerful tribute to a majestic animal!

"The Buffalo was a way of life for the Indians of the Great Plains. It provided food, fuel, and clothing - all the basic needs. The first Americans celebrated the buffalo's sacred spirit with ceremonies, prayers, and songs. The buffalo taught that all living things, including humans, are equal in the natural world. The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers; he belongs just as the buffalo belonged" - Oglala Sioux chief

Beverly Brodsky's watercolors and oil paintings accompany tribal song-poems woven into a narrative history about the buffalo's essential and sacred role on the Plains. Her book is a powerful tribute to a majestic animal, tracing the history of the buffalo from the beginning of time to present day. 

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"Brodsky has made a magnificent re-entry into the world of picture books with this historical look at the plight of the buffalo as related to the Native American experience. Museum-quality watercolors and oil paintings are breathtakingly stunning. Particularly dramatic is “Countless Millions,” a watercolor spanning two pages—a dramatic depiction of the millions of buffalo that were hunted to near extinction. The author’s first-rate text simultaneously relates the history of the demise of the western buffalo herds, presents tribal song-poems, and factual notes about the use of the song-poems and their relationships to the history of the buffalo and Native American customs." - Kirkus Review

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32 pages | 8.50" x 9.50"

$8.95

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Children of the Yukon
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

Brilliant, colorful paintings depict children of the Yukon at work and play: snaring rabbits, feeding ravens, racing on snowshoes and hunting moose, panning for gold in famous Bonanza Creek, and exploring the ruins of Dawson City.

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24 pages | 9.25" x 10.25"

 

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$14.99

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Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10;

It is winter. The land lies still, quiet and stark beneath a blanket of snow. The tiny footprints of a mouse can be seen in the light of the moon.

"Wrapped in the quiet, and there in the bleak, there stood a wise mouse, preparing to speak."

The words that mouse chose were from many years past. She spoke them into the cold night air. So begins the enchanting story of a very special Winter Solstice celebration.

Kwakwaka’wakw author Terri Mack and Tsimshian artist Bill Helin have collaborated to bring us this story of strength, friendship and celebration. The lyrical text and engaging illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.

Author's note:
Gila'kasla!
I spent a year writing and rewriting this poem to be sure to convey the message clearly to my audience. It was important to me that the poem reflect the importance of us all joining together to find the sacredness in celebration, the joy of belonging within a greater community and the voice of determination inside of each of us. Inspired by Indigenous Peoples rising, healing and joining together I hope that this poem inspires our youth to be strong and determined in all their future goals.
~Terri Mack

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24 pages | 9" x 12" | ISBN: 9781771740555

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$14.95

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Roogaroo Mickey
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Telling stories has been a Métis tradition for generations. Papayrs or Mooshums and Mamayrs or Kookhums share stories with their grandchildren, parents share stories with their children, and friends share stories with one another! Some stories are for fun while other stories teach lessons to young ones, and some do both. The favoured stories of many are those about tricksters like Chi-Jean or about Roogaroos, the Métis werewolf. In Roogaroo Mickey, Mamayr tells Louis and Charlie a Roogaroo story from when she was a little girl. But Roogaroos aren’t real …, right?

Comes with a CD featuring the English and Michif narrations of the book.

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$15.00

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Strong Readers Set A: Fish For Supper (L1)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten;

Level 1 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: Many animals fish for their supper. What are some things that animals fish for?

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Fish for Supper is part of the Strong Readers: Set A series. Set A includes a mixture of both fiction and non-fiction books, from levels 1 through 10, based on the appearance, behaviours, and habitats of frog, bear, eagle, and raven. The fictional stories are about frog, bear, eagle, and raven with their friends in their respective habitats.

The Strong Readers are a guided/leveled reading series chock full of science, numeracy, social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings. Strong Readers are rich with scaffolded text features and have beautiful illustrations and photographs. The entire series is interconnected and follows the cultural values of frog, bear, eagle and raven throughout.

Guided Reading Level: 1

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Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in | Pages: 16 | ISBN: 9780987967015

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$7.00

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Strong Readers Set A: Fish For Supper (L1) 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten;

Level 1 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: Many animals fish for their supper. What are some things that animals fish for?

Educator & Series Information
Fish for Supper is part of the Strong Readers: Set A series. Set A includes a mixture of both fiction and non-fiction books, from levels 1 through 10, based on the appearance, behaviours, and habitats of frog, bear, eagle, and raven. The fictional stories are about frog, bear, eagle, and raven with their friends in their respective habitats.

The Strong Readers are a guided/leveled reading series chock full of science, numeracy, social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings. Strong Readers are rich with scaffolded text features and have beautiful illustrations and photographs. The entire series is interconnected and follows the cultural values of frog, bear, eagle and raven throughout.

Guided Reading Level: 1

This 6-pack includes 6 copies of Fish for Supper.

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Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in | Pages: 16 | ISBN: 9781927571316 | 6-Pack

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$42.00

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The Diamond Willow Walking Stick
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Leah Marie Dorion's The Diamond Willow Walking Stick: A Traditional Métis Story About Generosity focuses on a Métis Elder's remembrances of traditional teachings about generosity that were taught to him by his grandparents during his childhood. These lifelong lessons imparted on him "how to live in a good Métis way," and taught him how to live with respect within the circle of life. In this charming children's book, the third in an ongoing series on traditional Métis culture, author and illustrator Leah Marie Dorion takes the reader on another enchanting journey while once again honouring the special bond between Métis children and their grandparents. With breathtaking artwork and an elegant Michif translation by Norman Fleury, this heartfelt, coming of age story will resonate with both young and old. This book also includes a chart on the uses of the willow tree and an accompanying narration CD in English and Michif-Cree. This retelling of a traditional Métis story is most suitable for younger children.

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$15.00

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