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A Boy of Tache

by Ann Blades

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As the ice finally clears the river, Charlie, a boy of the Indian reserve of Tache in northern British Columbia, joins his grandparents for the annual spring beaver hunt. They travel by boat to their hunting camp, and Charlie and his grandfather, Za, set their traps. But they’re not at the camp long when Za becomes ill and Charlie must go alone to get help. This is a simple, realistic story of how a native people continues traditional ways, and a touching story of a young boy’s growing maturity and responsibility.

About the Author
Ann Blades is one of Canada’s leading illustrators. Her distinctive watercolors appear in many children’s books, including A Salmon for Simon, which won the Governor General’s Award for Illustration and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award; By the Sea: An Alphabet Book, which won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award; and A Dog Came, Too by Ainslie Manson. She is also the author and illustrator of Mary of Mile 18, for which she won the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award. Ann returned to teaching in 2001 and now teaches kindergarten at an inner-city school in Surrey, British Columbia.
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Contributor Notes

Ann Blades was only 20 years old when she began teaching at the schoolhouse near Mile 18, British Columbia. Unable to find books for her students that represented their lives, she decided to write and illustrate her own stories. Mary of Mile 18 was her first book and included the students she taught that year. She has written and illustrated many award-winning books, including A Boy of Tache, and A Salmon for Simon. Ann Blades lives near Vancouver, British Columbia.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Editorial Review

“…loving and matter-of-fact, with the same quiet respect that characterized the author’s earlier Mary of Mile 18.
Booklist

“A very sensitive portrayal of a way of life…”
The Edmonton Journal

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