Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktuk / Counting in Mi'kmaw (BD)

SKU: 9781771086622

Loretta Gould
Grade Levels:
Preschool, Kindergarten, One
Book Type:
Nimbus Publishing
Copyright Date:

Sale price$14.95


Counting in Mi'kmaw, Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktuk written and illustrated by Loretta Gould, a self-taught artist from the Waycobah First Nation located on Cape Breton Island is a special dual language board book that introduces young children to counting to ten in the Mi’kmaw language. Mi’kmaw translators are Lindsay R. Marshall & Bernie Francis. This 14-page board book is a bilingual counting book that deals with the numbers from 1-10. Each pair of facing pages deals with a single number, with the left page containing the number, and the word for that number, first in Mi'kmaw and then in English. The right-hand page contains one of Gould’s colourful acrylic illustrations and the brief text. Most illustrations feature animals important to the traditional worldview of the Mi’kmaq such as turtle, bear, and beaver as well as fish, bees, hummingbirds, and owls. Important teachings include seven teachings, making offerings, the environment, expressing artistic impressions through beadwork, and the role of mothers caring for their infants. Highly recommended.

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