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  • When the Trees Crackle with...

    CA$9.99
    A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohgom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life. This e-book version of When the Trees Crackle with Cold invites Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar. It is written in English with Cree translations in the Swampy Cree n-dialect and contains audio recordings of the Cree vocabulary performed by Anne Dorion.
  • When the Trees Crackle with...

    CA$9.99
    A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life. This e-book of When the Trees Crackle with Cold invites Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar. It is written in English with Cree translations in the Woodland Cree th-dialect.
  • Li'l Shadd: A Story of Ujima

    CA$12.95
    Li'l Shadd's father is a busy pioneer doctor. When Dr. Shadd is called away to see a patient on Li'l Shadd's birthday, the young boy struggles to understand why helping people is more important than his birthday party. There's only one way to find out: join his father on the long horse-and-wagon journey to help Nīkānisiw's family!
  • When the Trees Crackle with...

    CA$12.95
    A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life. When the Trees Crackle with Cold is written in English and the northern Plains Cree y-dialect, inviting Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar.
  • He Who Flies by Night: The...

    CA$12.95
    He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl tells the true story of how Englishman Archie Belaney fulfilled his childhood fantasy of living in Canada's North with the First Nations people. He transformed himself into Wa-Sha-Quon-Asin or 'Grey Owl,' living with the animals of the forest and coming to love and respect the beauty and balance of nature. Children will love reading of how he lives with his two beaver friends, Jelly Roll and Rawhide, and how part of their beaver lodge was built right up through the floor of his cabin at Ajawaan Lake, Saskatchewan! Grey Owl became a well-respected conservationist, saving his beloved beavers from extinction.

    Grey Owl's vision and quest for conservation is shared throughout this book. The story itself is written in an engaging and colourful manner and beautiful paintings by First Nations artist, Mike Keepness, illustrate Grey Owl's remarkable adventures in northern Saskatchewan and take the reader from dawn to dusk and through the seasons. Children will be intrigued to discover a grey owl in every picture and the paintings themselves, in addition to their clarity of depiction, convey the humour and poignancy of Grey Owl's chosen life in the wild.

    Most children are unaware of Grey Owl and the lasting legacy of conservation he inspired. It is our hope that He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl will continue to share Grey Owl's wonderful, timeless message of respect for nature and wildlife. Grey Owl, a master storyteller himself, often spoke with children about the importance of our place in the environment, saying, Remember, you belong to Nature, not it to you.
  • Back to Batoche

    CA$12.95
    "A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time." -Louis Riel.

    In 1885, Batoche is a dangerous place to be! The discovery of a magic pocket watch at the Batoche National Historical Site hurls Max, Kaeleigh and Liam back in time to the eve of the greatest battle fought in the North West: the Battle of Batoche!

    The North West Field Force sent by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald is about to attack the Métis of the small village. Soldiers march and the bell of Batoche rings out in warning as the three time-travelling siblings, together with their new friend Isidore, find a way to help Gabriel Dumont and Louis Riel lead their people during the North West Resistance. It's an adventure like nothing they could have imagined, full of danger, intrigue and mystery!
  • Ti-Shadd: L’Ujima au Quotidien

    CA$12.95
    Le père de Li’l Shadd est un médecin pionnier très occupé. Lorsque Dr Shadd est appelé à aller voir un patient le jour d’anniversaire de son fils Shadd, le jeune garçon n’arrivait pas à comprendre pourquoi aider d’autres personnes était plus important que sa fête. Il y a une seule façon de le découvrir : rejoindre son père sur le long voyage en calèche pour aider la famille Nīkānisiw.
  • Honouring the Buffalo: A...

    CA$14.95
    "A long time ago, Our People came from the Northern Woodlands to the Great Plains looking for food," Grandfather said. "They saw that the Buffalo lived in harmony with Mother Earth the same as Our People did."

    Through the Creator, the buffalo gave themselves as a gift for the sustenance and survival of the Plains Cree people. The largest land animal in North America once thundered across the Great Plains in numbers of 30 to 50 million. They provided shelter, food, clothing, tools, hunting gear, ceremonial objects and many other necessities for those who lived on the Plains.

    But by 1889, just over a thousand buffalo remained, and the lives of the Plains Cree people changed. The buffalo is honoured to this day, a reminder of life in harmony with nature as it was once lived. This is the story of how the buffalo came to share themselves so freely.
  • Ride, Gabe, Ride

    CA$14.95
    Ride across the plains with GABRIEL DUMONT!

    Based on historic events, Ride, Gabe, Ride! tells the tale of a dangerous,exhilarating hunt led by the famed Métis buffalo hunter.

    From the award-winning author of Fiddle Dancer, Dancing in My Bones, and Call of the Fiddle.
  • Canadian Shield Alphabet, The

    CA$14.95
    A beautifully illustrated and informative colour children's picture book, The Canadian Shield Alphabet is chock full of interesting and little-known facts that highlight, letter by letter, the vast regions of the Canadian Shield -- a 4.8 million square kilometre area (almost half of Canada!) -- and the people who live there.
  • Within the Stillness: One...

    CA$16.95
    Keith Olsen’s family lived through a harsh Canadian winter in an extremely remote location in northern Saskatchewan. The family’s determination turned the rugged wilderness into a modest home. From such a setting come the memories of a profound childhood, one in which simplicity and nature are the most nurturing aspects of the imagination.

    "It was almost noon when we entered the portage. The fresh autumn air was still quite cool even though the sun was well up by this time. It was pleasant to see how the sunlight penetrated the thick forest of tall evergreens, giving light to an otherwise dark and damp part of the overland trail. The ground in this area was covered over in a thick layer of green moss, and a similar type called old man's beard hung down off the branches like sheets of light green tinsel. This part of the portage was spooky, but on parts of the trail where the deciduous trees were it was bright and vibrant, especially where the leaves hadn't fallen. It was there the sunlight caused an explosion of colour, shading each leaf in a different hue of autumn glory, and it made you feel warm and alive with excitement."

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