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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I Know a Woman: A Song for...

    CA$14.95
    A heartfelt tribute to the nurturing women in our lives. I Know a Woman is a celebration of mothers, and the selfless love and care they bestow on us from the day of our birth until adulthood. The tender words, based on the lyrics of the song of the same name by Sharon Gudereit (from her album Let It Go), along with warm and nostalgic illustrations by visual artist Miranda Pringle, strike an emotional chord in children and adults alike. A perfect gift for the special women whose love makes us who we are.
  • Inviting Writing into the...

    CA$19.95
    A teacher's handbook created for active use in the classroom, its clear, informative descriptions and full-colour examples encourage teachers to use writing skills as part of their science lessons and curriculum.
  • Jessie the Doo-Doo Dog Goes...

    CA$14.95
    Jessie and her sister Jo-Jo (and their bigger cousins, Katcha and Krissy!) get up to all sorts of neighbourhood highjinks. But when Jessie overhears Mom say that it’s time to go to the vet for her booster shots, she’s very worried—especially when Krissy tells her that the vet might even turn her into a sausage! That can’t pawsibly be true—can it?!
  • Leaving Mr. Humphries

    CA$12.95
    Josh's mom thinks Josh is too old for Mr. Humphries, his teddy bear. But when Josh has to stay at the summer cottage with Grandpa, it's Mr. Humphries who keeps him company at night in the attic room, on the long dark walks to the outhouse, and even for boat rides on the lake. When Mr. Humphries has anadventure of his own, Josh isn't sure he's ready to let him go.
  • Leper Who Became a Prince...

    CA$14.95
    Imagine yourself seated near a flickering bonfire on an African night, listening to stories told by the elders of the tribe; folklore that passes on tradition, culture, history and manners. Or simply entertains.

    The stories in this collection transcend four tribal groupings: Bemba, Nsenga, Chewa and Lozi, and provide a snapshot of the depth and breadth of the richness of Zambian culture and heritage.
  • 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!
  • Life & Times of Lighthouse...

    CA$19.95
    Boxer. Pilot. Roughrider. Mountie. One man lived it all. As a young man, Constable McNeil spent his summers on the Mackenzie River and his winters crisscrossing Canada’s North on dogsled patrols for as many as 700 miles, earning $2 a day, plus “food, uniform, underwear and toothbrushes.” He was one of the first pilots in the RCMP “Air”Division.

    In the Second World War, he flew with the RCAF, and rose to the rank of Wing Commander. In peacetime, he led the RCMP Musical Ride across North America to Hollywood and made friends of movie stars. A devoted family man and dedicated community leader, he made a difference in every posting—and left a lasting legacy.
  • Lily in the Loft

    CA$14.95
    Frances loves to write, especially in her favourite spot—the barn loft! Encouraged by her aunt, she sends a poem to The Western Producer, hoping it will be chosen for the Young Co-operators’ Club pages—a section of the newspaper just for young writers like her. And she waits ... and she waits. Will the newspaper editor ever print her poem?
  • Linger

    CA$12.95
    Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is pleased to present Linger, a vibrant children's book written by award-winning Saskatchewan country music artist Marny Duncan-Cary, based on the song from her debut album, Reason for Bein'. Beautifully illustrated by Lumsden artist Megan Mansbridge, and set in Saskatchewan's picturesque Qu'Appelle Valley, Linger eloquently shares a mother's bittersweet feelings of loss and pride on her child's first day of school.
  • Little Bear

    CA$9.95
    Little Bear can’t wait to grow up. He wants to be a big bear, with a big roar, but when it doesn’t happen right away, he asks all his forest friends how he can be like them instead!

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