The Story of Little Bones: Legends of Princess Curious, written by Charm Logan, is an fantasy story that members of the entire family can enjoy. Readers see a whole new world through the eyes of Little Bones, a member of the fictional Ge-Lu tribe of Little People. Princess Curious (nicknamed Little Bones) meets a new group of friends whom she must keep secret from her community. Take part in her adventures as she learns about acceptance, tolerance and the power of friendship. This short, chapter book can be used to encourage new readers to start reading longer sections of text.
First Nation Communities READ (FNCR) and Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) are pleased to announce jointly that: Wild Berries and Pakwa che Menisu published by Simply Read Books are the FNCR 2014-2015 title selection for year-long community reading. Julie Flett, author - illustrator of Wild Berries and Pakwa che Menisu, is the first - time recipient of PMC’s new Aboriginal Literature Award. There are two editions of this book by Julie Flett. Wild Berries is bilingual (English and n-dialect Cree or Swampy Cree from the Cumberland House area).
Moccasin Creek is one of the finalists for the First Nation Communities Read 2014–15 selection. The book describes the adventures of 9 year old Giniw, who is living a traditional Ojibwe lifestyle on the land with his Nokomis (grandmother). Main themes include the matriarchal culture, the culture of the canoe, water, and sustainable living. The book containing 12 full colour illustrations, is written in English with Ojibwe words and includes a glossary.
Under the Ice is based on the traditional legend about the qallupiluq creatures that reside under the ice and are in constant search for children. Inuk author and language consultant Rachel A. Qitsualik combines this scary story with the comic book style artwork of Jae Korim to create a highly readable tale about a poor grandmother raising her young grandson long ago. This grandmother loses patience with her grandson after the hungry boy begs for some food to eat. Grandmother is unable to provide enough food for the pair despite the generosity of her neighbours.
The Legend of Lightning and Thunder is a traditional story from the Inuit about the origin of thunder and lightning specific to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. Told in picture book format, the story is told from the perspective of two Inuit orphans. This traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers, and inadvertently introduce lightning and thunder into the world.
Nala's Magical Mitsiaq: A Story of Inuit Adoption published by Inhabit Media about the concept known as Inuit adoption. Adoption among Inuit families is a unique and age-old practice that sees families within Nunavut placing children with adoptive parents in the community. This tradition remains a celebrated part of Inuit culture and identity to this day. Nala’s Magical Mitsiaq tells the story of how Nala and Qiatsuk became sisters through Inuit custom adoption.
First Nation Communities READ (FNCR) and Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) are pleased to announce jointly that: Wild Berries and Pakwa che Menisu published by Simply Read Books are the FNCR 2014-2015 title selection for year-long community reading. Julie Flett, author-illustrator of Wild Berries and Pakwa che Menisu, is the first-time recipient of PMC’s new Aboriginal Literature Award. There are two editions of this book by Julie Flett. Wild Berries is bilingual (English and n-dialect Cree or Swampy Cree from the Cumberland House area).
Little Chief and the Gifts of Morning Star is one of the finalists for the First Nation Communities Read 2014–15 selection. Little Chief and the Gifts of Morning Star introduces a young girl and her horse into Little Chief's life. Their adventure takes them on a journey which transforms her loss and grieving into self discovery and resilience through a new found hope. The accompanying CD includes the narration of the story by author Victor Lethbridge. The short version of the story is narrated in Lakota, Blackfoot, and Cree by three Aboriginal narrators.
In Roogaroo Mickey, Mamayr tells Louis and Charlie a Roogaroo story from when she was a little girl. This is a children's picture book in which Mamayr tells her two grandchildren, a story about the Métis werewolf, the Roogaroo. In addition to the story, the book contains a translation into Michif-Cree by Michif specialist Norman Fleury, background information about Roogaroos, a Question and Answer with artist Leah Dorion, as well as a CD with narrations in English by author Wilfred Burton, and in Michif by translator Norman Fleury.