On the Trapline (FNCR 2022)

SKU: 9780735266681

David A. Robertson
Flett, Julie
Grade Levels:
Preschool, Kindergarten, One, Two, Three
Cree, Métis
Book Type:
Tundra Books
Copyright Date:

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On the Trapline is written by David A. Robertson, a member of the Norway House Cree Nation and the author of numerous books. This book is illustrated by Julie Flett, a Cree-Métis author and illustrator.

In, On the Trapline, a boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and live off the land, and it was where Moshom grew up. As they embark on their northern journey, the child repeatedly asks his grandfather, "Is this your trapline?" Along the way, the boy finds himself imagining what life was like two generations ago -- a life that appears to be both different from and similar to his life now. This is a heartfelt story about memory, imagination and intergenerational connection that perfectly captures the experience of a young child's wonder as he is introduced to places and stories that hold meaning for his family. 

2021 Governor General’s Literary Award Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books

2022 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

Ligne de trappe - French version: https://goodminds.com/products/ligne-de-trappe-on-the-trapline-fr

Author Readaloud: https://youtu.be/lx66HCAMs8g

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