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An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem. In this…lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers. Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By Nicola Campbell. 2008
Winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and finalist for the Governor General's Award: Children's Illustration This moving sequel…to the award-winning Shi-shi-etko tells the story of two children's experience at residential school. Shi-shi-etko is about to return for her second year, but this time her six-year-old brother, Shin-chi, is going, too. As they begin their journey in the back of a cattle truck, Shi-shi-etko tells her brother all the things he must remember: the trees, the mountains, the rivers and the salmon. Shin-chi knows he won't see his family again until the sockeye salmon return in the summertime. When they arrive at school, Shi-shi-etko gives him a tiny cedar canoe, a gift from their father. The children's time is filled with going to mass, school for half the day, and work the other half. The girls cook, clean and sew, while the boys work in the fields, in the woodshop and at the forge. Shin-chi is forever hungry and lonely, but, finally, the salmon swim up the river and the children return home for a joyful family reunion.
By Danielle Daniel. 2015
Children’s love for animals and disguise come together in this award-winning introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals.In this…introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book.In a brief author’s note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others.Key Text Featuresauthor’s noteCorrelates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
By Ian Wallace. 2006
This enhanced e-book, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Ian Wallace.…Renowned children's book illustrator Ian Wallace brings his masterful ability to paint landscape and his cultural sensitivity to The Huron Carol, a beautiful and unusual song with a rich history. In the early 1600s Father Jean de Brébeuf came to Canada from his native France as a Jesuit missionary. He settled among the Huron, or Ouendat, people in what is now Midland, Ontario. Despite his missionary zeal, Brébeuf was sensitive to the people with whom he lived. He learned their language and he wrote, in Huron, the original version of this famous Christmas carol. He and his fellow priests, called Black Robes, and many of their Huron parishioners were killed in an Iroquois raid in 1649. But Brébeuf's carol continued to be sung by successive generations of Hurons. Then in 1926, Toronto writer Jesse Edgar Middleton, inspired by Brébeuf, wrote his own version of the carol in English. His are the familiar words we sing today, describing the Huron landscape, flora and fauna in telling the Christmas story. Ian Wallace's luminous illustrations, set against the dramatic backdrop of Georgian Bay, make this a stunning Christmas gift book. Multilingual versions of the text, the music and a full description of how this carol has come down to us today are included.
By Constance Brissenden, Larry Loyie. 2002
Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction In the 1800s, the education of First Nations children was…taken on by various churches, in government-sponsored residential schools. Children were forcibly taken from their families in order to erase their traditional languages and cultures. As Long as the Rivers Flow is the story of Larry Loyie's last summer before entering residential school. It is a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an abandoned baby owl and watches his grandmother make winter moccasins. He helps the family prepare for a hunting and gathering trip. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
By Wendy Stephenson. 2005
Etseh, Etsi and their three grandchildren have just embarked on a month long canoe trip in the Northwest Territories --…from the town of Rae to Hottah Lake. They are following the Idaa trail, a trade route that the Dogrib people have traveled for hundreds of years. Etseh and Etsi traveled the Idaa trail when they were children and as they paddle north with their grandchildren they pass along their knowledge of special sites along the way and explain how their people survived in the old days -- building birch bark canoes, fishing with willow lines and muskrat-tooth hooks, and ambushing herds of caribou. This remarkable work, based on ten years of archaeological research, documents the past and present of one of the most intact tribal cultures of North America.
By Angnakuluk Friesen. 2017
The northern lights shine, women gather to eat raw caribou meat and everyone could be family in this ode to…small-town life in Nunavut, written in English and Inuktitut. Sisters Angnakuluk Friesen and Ippiksaut Friesen collaborate on this story about what it’s like to grow up in an Inuit community in Nunavut. Every line about the hometown in this book will have readers thinking about what makes their own hometowns unique. With strong social studies curriculum connections, Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani / Only in My Hometown introduces young readers to life in the Canadian North, as well as the Inuit language and culture. Angnakuluk’s simple text, translated into Inuktitut and written out in syllabics and transliterated roman characters, is complemented by Ippiksaut’s warm paintings of their shared hometown. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.4 Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
By Réjean Roy, Allison Mitcham, Serena M. Sock. 2012
Tout comme le Loch Ness ou le lac Memphrémagog, le lac Baker du Haut Madawaska, serait-il infesté par un monstre?…Les trois mousquetaires acadiens plongent dans leur première enquête! Trois jeunes écoliers acadiens (et leur chien) se cherchant une occupation peu banale décident de fonder une agence de détectives et se baptisent Les trois mousquetaires, puisqu’ils sont quatre ! Au même moment, les riverains du lac Baker, dans le nord-ouest du Nouveau-Brunswick, à la frontière avec le Québec et les États-Unis sont effrayés par la présence d’un monstre marin. Il n’en faut pas plus pour que Ania, Mamadou et Gabriel plongent au cœur du mystère. Qu’est-ce qui se cache dans ce lac ? Ce premier de sept romans jeunesse très populaires en Acadie a été complètement revisité par l’auteur, et les illustrations de Paul Roux ajoutent encore davantage à l’intrigue, l’action et l’humour incontestable de la série.
By Corinne Gallant. 2012
Album raconté en trois langues : français mi’kmaq et anglais. Parce qu’ils ne savaient pas se défendre contre le Roi…de glace, les habitants d’un village mi’kmaq risquaient la mort chaque hiver. Jusqu’au jour où un brave Mi’kmaq osa lui faire face. Parviendra-t-il à maîtriser cet ennemi redoutable? Sa sagesse et sa prévoyance réussiront-elles à venir à bout de difficultés qui semblent insurmontables?
Album trilingue : français, mi'kmaq, anglais. Cette légende mi’kmaq explique à sa façon quelques-uns des mystères de la rivière Petitcodiac.…Autrefois, la rivière était claire, limpide et regorgeait de poissons. Une Anguille géante, attirée par cette nourriture abondante, s’élança dans la rivière, détruisant tout sur son passage. Appelé à l’aide, Glooskap promit de donner des pouvoirs magiques à celui qui irait combattre le monstre. Seul un petit Homard se porta volontaire…
By Barbara Landry. 2020
In this charming story that includes words in Inuktitut, a ringed seal returns to the Arctic with stories of discovery…and friendship. A ringed seal, known in Inuktitut as ᓇᑦᑎᖅ nattiq, has returned to his Arctic home after a long journey south. His friends — a polar bear, caribou, raven, walrus and narwhal — gather round to hear about his trip. “What did you see beyond our land?” shouts the polar bear. ᓇᑦᑎᖅ nattiq describes the amazing sights he has seen — from crystal clear waters full of giant icebergs to the tundra in full summertime bloom to strange, tall statues, far to the south. The statues swayed in the autumn breeze, howled when winter storms set in and opened their arms to nesting birds in the spring. “They can never come and visit us,” ᓇᑦᑎᖅ nattiq explains to his friends, and so he plans to return south every year to tell them stories from the Arctic. Inspired by her travels, Barbara Landry has written an imaginative story about discovery and friendship. Martha Kyak brings her familiarity with the North to the stunning illustrations. Includes a glossary of Inuktitut words. Key Text Features labels glossary Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.4 Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
By Betty Waterton. 1978
Simon has always longed to catch a salmon. But when his luck suddenly changes and an eagle accidentally drops one…into a tidal pool, Simon is torn between sympathy for the fish and the desire to catch something of his own. The enhanced epub version, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Graham Greene.All summer long, Simon, a young First Nations boy, has been desperate to catch a salmon. He goes fishing every day, but has no luck. Then one day a high-flying eagle drops a salmon into a clam hole right before his eyes, and Simon must decide whether to take it home or let it go.This simple story, with its evocative watercolor paintings of the Northwest Coast, was an environmental fable before its time when it was first published in 1978. But its true power rests in the magical combination of text and pictures, which have made it a best-selling classic.
By Michael Hutchinson. 2020
The Mighty Muskrats are off to the city to have fun at the Exhibition Fair. But when Chickadee learns about…Grandpa's little sister, who was scooped up by the government and adopted out to strangers without her parents' permission many years ago, the Mighty Muskrats have a new mystery to solve. Once in the bright lights of the big city, the cousins get distracted, face off with bullies, meet some heroes and unlikely teachers, and learn many of the difficulties of life in the city, as well as hard truths about their country’s treatment of First Nations people.
An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem. In this…lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers. Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes. ? Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By Gilles Sabourin. 2020
Pour prendre de vitesse Hitler et ses physiciens, les Britanniques ont choisi Montréal. C'est là qu'ils ont implanté en catimini,…en pleine guerre, un laboratoire de recherche nucléaire. En déménageant leurs meilleurs scientifiques, ils ont en tête deux objectifs : mettre au point une bombe et trouver une source d'énergie nouvelle. Montréal et la bombe fait revivre cette saga palpitante pendant laquelle des réfugiés européens ont bâti un laboratoire stratégique dans le plus grand secret, au sein d'une université. Cet épisode méconnu de la Seconde Guerre mondiale jette un éclairage trouble sur l'alliance avec des Américains rapidement devenus concurrents dans la course à l'atome. Le livre est donc l'occasion de pénétrer les coulisses d'un projet où d'importantes avancées scientifiques ont été réalisées. On y croisera de grandes figures de la physique, des chimistes audacieux et des espions ; tous ont une seule idée en tête : dompter l'atome pour le meilleur et pour le pire.
By Rebecca Thomas. 2021
What does it mean to be Mi'kmaq? And if Swift Fox can't find the answer, will she ever feel like…part of her family? When Swift Fox's father picks her up to go visit her aunties, uncles, and cousins, her belly is already full of butterflies. And when he tells her that today is the day that she'll learn how to be Mi'kmaq, the butterflies grow even bigger. Though her father reassures her that Mi'kmaq is who she is from her eyes to her toes, Swift Fox doesn't understand what that means. Her family welcomes her with smiles and hugs, but when it's time to smudge and everyone else knows how, Swift Fox feels even more like she doesn't belong. Then she meets her cousin Sully and realizes that she's not the only one who's unsure—and she may even be the one to teach him something about what being Mi'kmaq means. Based on the author's own experience, with striking illustrations by Maya McKibbin, Swift Fox All Along is a poignant story about identity and belonging that is at once personal and universally resonant
By Louise Portal. 2019
Inspirée par des femmes qu'elle a connues et aimées, l'auteure brosse quinze portraits de celles ayant appris à vivre seules.…Qu'elles soient d'éternelles amoureuses ou qu'elles aient renoncé à l'amour, toutes continuent d'aimer autrement. À leur manière. Ces quinze vies sont relatées avec finesse et profondeur dans ce qui constitue un véritable hommage à un éventail coloré de femmes libres et aimantes. Un kaléidoscope chatoyantde personnes singulières, touchantes et surtout passionnantes à découvrir dans toute leur complexité. Des femmes qui, avec plus ou moins de facilité, ont apprivoisé la solitude, aspirant à vivre pleinement et à vieillir sereinement
By Kim Thúy. 2020
Kim Thúy approfondit son style si unique en proposant un roman d'une complexité et d'une maturité accrues. Plus audacieux que…ses romans précédents, Em, qui en vietnamien désigne le petit frère ou la petite soeur dans une famille, ou encore une amoureuse, emprunte à l'histoire un canevas à la fois tragique et plein d'humanité. À travers les destins imbriqués d'une famille de personnages, le nouveau roman de Kim Thúy aborde autant l'opération Babylift, qui a évacué des milliers d'orphelins de Saigon en avril 1975, que l'industrie du vernis à ongles et des salons de manucure, en passant par les plantations de caoutchouc
By Marc Séguin. 2020
Quand Jenny Sauro se noie en sauvant son fils des eaux, les habitants de North Nation vivent un choc à…la mesure de leur relation avec elle. Tout le monde dans ce village frontalier a croisé le regard de la serveuse du seul restaurant
By France Théoret. 2018
Ai-je la foi ? Telle est la question qui hante la jeune narratrice de ce roman, en attente de LA…révélation. Le Québec des années 1950, dominé par le clergé, imprègne de son discours religieux toutes les sphères de la société. Nul n'y échappe. Les filles sont nées pour servir, faire don d'elles-mêmes, elles doivent cultiver l'humilité. Aspirant à une éducation qui élèverait sa pensée, incapable de s'identifier au rôle qu'on attend d'elle, la protagoniste ne sait vers qui se tourner pour la guider. Après le roman Une belle éducation (2006), qui était centré sur la pauvreté intellectuelle d'une famille, France Théoret examine cette fois l'omniprésence de la religion catholique à une époque pas si lointaine de la nôtre