HOMMAGE Au BISON: Une legedende des Cris des Plaines

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Hommage Au Bison: Une legedende des Cris des Plaines

ISBN: 978-2-924237-14-4

Price: $18.95

Available for purchase June 1, 2016: here.

Published by Les Editions de nouveau plume

This is a French/Cree translation of the original English/Cree book.

Les Éditions de la nouvelle plume inaugurent l’année 2016 avec la publication d’une légende bilingue, en français et en cri, intitulée Hommage au Bison. Publiée d’abord en anglais et en cri sous le titre Honouring the Buffalo (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing), cet album, abondamment illustré par l’artiste autochtone Mike Keepness, s’est mérité un Moonbeam Award, un Next Generation Indie

Book Award et trois nominations aux Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Cette légende ancestrale relate la façon dont le bison est devenu un animal sacré pour les Cris.

« Je vais m’offrir à eux, dit le Bison. Je vais leur permettre d’utiliser toutes les parties de mon corps, car elles se valent toutes. »

À travers le Créateur, le bison s’est offert en cadeau au peuple cri des Plaines pour lui procurer protection, nourriture, guérison et bien d’autres choses utiles à sa survie.

Young Adult novel – Convictions – coming soon

Judith’s new novel, Convictions, set in 1842 on board an all female convict ship bound for Van Diemen’s Land (Australia), is to be released by Coteau Books in April 2016.

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Fourteen-year-old Jennie Lawrence’s life is bad enough in 1842 England, but when she’s convicted of stealing food to help feed her family, her situation turns dire. She’s given a seven years sentence of servitude and banishment half way around the world. All of her formative beliefs, morals and convictions are challenged as she endures the perils of a treacherous journey on board an all-female convict ship bound for the penal colony on Van Diemen’s Land.

Not only does she witness of the tortures inflicted on her shipmates, but she suffers barbaric conditions at the hands of the cruel guards on board. Will she live through the four month ordeal? Is there any hope she will ever see her family again? Will she have the fortitude to stand by her convictions, or be severely compromised as she fights for survival?

Read more about Convictions on page 4 in Coteau’s Spring Catalogue.

 

 

Dinosaur Hideout Novel Study Guide

Presenting the Novel Study Guide for Dinosaur Hideout

The children’s novel is a popular resource for educators. In particular, this novel has connections to the Saskatchewan curriculum, specifically for Grades 4-6.

Dinosaur Hideout (1)

Dinosaur Hideout (1)

 

An easy to use free novel study guide is now available for teachers, librarians, and educators, and others everywhere. For convenience, it is presented in two formats:

Dinosaur Hideout TRG-FINAL (Word)

Dinosaur Hideout TRG-FINAL (PDF)

Novel Study Guide Available for Ghosts of Government House

The children’s novel Ghosts of Government House is a popular resource for educators. In particular, this novel has connections to the Saskatchewan curriculum, specifically for Grades 3-6.

Ghosts of Government House

Ghosts of Government House

An easy to use free novel study guide is now available for teachers, librarians, and educators, and others everywhere. For convenience, it is presented in two formats:

Novel Study Guide for GGH (Word)

Novel Study Guide for GGH (PDF)

Within this guide you will find a variety of activities intended to help readers appreciate and understand the novel, Ghosts of Government House. Literary qualities are considered, comprehension is examined, and connections to the curriculum and to readers’ real lives are pursued. Each teacher using this guide will be able to choose those exercises that best suit the needs of her or his students. We encourage you to add other activities as well.