The Diamond Willow Walking Stick pb FNCR14

SKU: 9781926795096

Leah Marie Dorion, Norman Fleury
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six, Seven
Book Type:
Gabriel Dumont Institute Press

Sale price$17.50


The Diamond Willow Walking Stick: A Traditional Métis Story about Generosity; Li kaan di sool: aen nistwayr di Mi chif li taan kayaash taanishi aen ishi maykihk is one of the finalists for the First Nation Communities Read 2014–15 selection. This children's book is a 48-page bilingual story by Métis storyteller and author Leah Marie Dorion. The story explores a Métis Elder's remembrances of traditional teachings about generosity that were taught to him by his grandparents during his childhood. These lifelong lessons imparted on him "how to live in a good Métis way," and taught him how to live with respect within the circle of life. In this charming children's book, the third in an ongoing series on traditional Métis culture, author and illustrator Leah Marie Dorion takes the reader on another enchanting journey while once again honouring the special bond between Métis children and their grandparents. With breathtaking artwork and an elegant Michif translation by Norman Fleury, this heartfelt, coming of age story will resonate with both young and old. This book also includes a chart on the uses of the willow tree and an accompanying narration CD in English and Michif-Cree. Norman Fleury provides the Michif narration, and Leah Dorion tells the story in English. This retelling of a traditional Métis story is suited for elementary students learning about the importance of grandparents, Elders, and traditional teachers. Highly recommended. The Diamond Willow Walking Stick received the First Peoples' Publishing Award 2013.

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