How the Petitcodiac River Became Muddy, paper ed

$10.95

How the Petitcodiac River Became Muddy is a trilingual picture book that retells a Mi'kmaq legend. The French title is Comment la riviere Petitcodiac devint boueuse. The Mi'kmaq title is Ta'n Tel-kisi-siskuapua'qsepp Petikotiak Sipu. Allison Mitcham tells the English version. Serena Sock provides the Mi'kmaq translation, and Marguerite Maillet provides the French translation. The dynamic art illustrations are created by Raymond Martin.

Price: $10.95

Nokum Ma Voix Et Mon Coeur (Nokum is My Teacher, French), hardcover ed

$24.95

Nokum Ma Voix Et Mon Coeur is the French language edition of Nokum is My Teacher by David Bouchard. Nokum is My Teacher is a picture book that effectively explains about teachings from grandmother, Nokum, told in French and Cree. Allen Sapp's remarkable oil paintings illustrate this sensitive book about the importance of Elders. Grandson asks his grandmother about the importance of attending school and learning how to read. Grandmother provides gentle teachings about respect for the culture of the Cree and advises the boy about understanding the world around him as well as his community.

Price: $24.95

La Quête Spirituelle de Petit Ours (Little Bear's Vision Quest), paper ed

$20.00

La Quête Spirituelle de Petit Ours is the French edition for Little Bear's Vision Quest. This is a lavishly illustrated picture book that teaches respect for others. The main character is Little Bear who lives along the Northwest Coast. Little Bear behaves selfishly and is inconsiderate to his friends. In an effort to teach Little Bear proper behavior and respect, his grandfather sends him away to an island. Little Bear is told to "look inside" and learn from his bad behavior. Finally, Little Bear learns how he hurt his friends' feelings and decides to change.

Price: $20.00

Lune d'érable (Maple Moon), paper ed

$9.99

Lune d'érable (Maple Moon) is a children's picture book that tells a fictionalized story about the origin of maple sugar. The story is set in the past before the coming of the Europeans. In a Mississauga village near Rice Lake, a young handicapped boy endures a difficult life. During a time of hunger, the villagers cannot find enough food. So the young boy goes away into the woods to be alone. He rests beside a maple tree. After he acknowledges the tree, he sees a red squirrel doing something interesting.

Price: $9.99

Un Cantique Autochtone (An Aboriginal Carol), hardcover ed

$24.95

Un Cantique Autochtone is the French edition of An Aboriginal Carol, a recent release from Red Deer Press that truly represents the collaboration of Métis author David Bouchard, Inuit musician Susan Aglukark, and Ojibwe artist Moses Beaver. Each artist brings their unique talents to a newly revised version of the Huron Carol. Based on the original Jesus ahatonhia written by Jean de Brebeuf, this picture book contains a CD with the readings of the carol in English and Inuktitut as well as the song performed in Inuktitut by Susan Aglukark.

Price: $24.95

Des battes de baseball pour Noel, hardcover ed

$15.95

Des battes de baseball pour Noel is a children's picture book by well known Inuit author and storyteller Michael Kusugak. This is the French edition of Kusugak's wonderful Baseball Bats for Christmas book. The author draws on an event from his childhood when he was seven and still lived in Repulse Bay. It is Christmas 1955 when an airplane arrives in the community and the pilot leaves behind six Christmas trees. Many of the children have never seen a Christmas tree; in fact there are no trees in their northern environment.

Price: $15.95

Des battes de baseball pour Noel, paper ed

$6.95

Des battes de baseball pour Noel is a children's picture book by well known Inuit author and storyteller Michael Kusugak. This is the French edition of Kusugak's wonderful Baseball Bats for Christmas book. The author draws on an event from his childhood when he was seven and still lived in Repulse Bay. It is Christmas 1955 when an airplane arrives in the community and the pilot leaves behind six Christmas trees. Many of the children have never seen a Christmas tree; in fact there are no trees in their northern environment.

Price: $6.95

Tes Chaussettes Sentent la Mouffette!, paper ed

$8.99

Tes Chaussettes Sentent la Mouffette! is the French edition of Smelly Socks by children's author Robert Munsch. This is a wonderful story that takes its inspiration from a Dene girl named Tina who lived in Hay River, Northwest Territories. On one of Munsch's storytelling events in Canada's North during the 1980s he met a young girl named Tina Fabian. Since the audience for this reading was small, Munsch created individualized stories for each child present. On that day Tina was wearing multicoloured socks and so Robert Munsch made up a story about these socks on the spot.

Price: $8.99

Ribambelle de rubans, paper ed

$8.99

Ribambelle de rubans is the French edition of Ribbon Rescue by children's author Robert Munsch. This is a wonderful story about a Mohawk girl named Jillian who helps her neighbours while on her way to a family wedding. The girl selflessly assists others during her walk to the community church when she encounters the harried groom who is lost and missing his shoe laces, the distressed bride whose hair is all askew, and a family whose wedding gift is in need of wrapping.

Price: $8.99

Le Secret du bison blanc, paper ed NOT AVAILABLE

$0.00

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.

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