Written by Darcy Whitecrow, Ojibwe and Dakota and a member of the Seine River First Nation, and Heather M. O'Connor, children’s author. Illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko, Ukrainian-born and Canadian-raised. Translated by Kelvin Morrison.
Gaa gichi-inenimogaadeg mazinaakizon-mazina’igan igiwe Anishinaabe Mishtadimog, iwe etigoo Anishinaabe-gaa nitaagiigwad mitaadiimog gaa ayaawad omaa Canada. A moving picture book about the Ojibwe Horse, the only Indigenous-bred horse in Canada.
As he awaits the birth of a new foal, a grandchild is taught about the Ojibwe Horses that used to roam the forests of northwestern Ontario. The horses once ran wild and free, but when Grandfather was a boy, they almost disappeared. Now he is the caretaker of his own small herd, keeping the breed alive for future generations and teaching his grandchild about the loving bond between human and animals.
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