Encounter

Tundra BooksSKU: 9780735265813

Author:
Brittany Luby
Illustrator:
Michaela Goade
Series:
Grade Levels:
Preschool, Kindergarten, One, Two
Book Type:
Hardcover
Pages:
40
Publisher:
Tundra Books
Copyright Data:
2019

Price:
Sale price$21.99

Description

Brittany Luby, is the many-greats granddaughter of Chief Kawitaskung, an Anishinaabe leader who signed the North-West Angle Treaty of 1873. This book is illustrated by Tlingit Michaela Goade.

Encounter is based on an actual journal entry by French explorer Jacques Cartier from his first expedition to North America in July 1534, this story imagines the first encounter between a European sailor and a Stadaconan fisher. As the two navigate their differences (language, dress, food) with curiosity, the natural world around them notes their similarities. The seagull observes their like shadows, the mosquito notes their equally appealing blood, the mouse enjoys the crumbs both people leave behind.

This story explores how encounters can create community and celebrates varying perspectives and the natural world. It is at once specific and universal. It's a story based on a primary document and historical research, but it is in equal measure beautifully imagined. It makes room for us to recognize our differences while celebrating our shared humanity. Full colour.

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