Set in the Okanagon, BC, a First Nations family goes on an outing to forage for herbs and mushrooms. Grandmother passes down her knowledge of plant life to her young grandchildren.
First Nations author, currently lives in British Columbia with her son. Her books have won many awards, including the Canadian Children's Award, the Marilyn Baillie, and the Anskohk Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year awards.
Of Cree-Metis heritage, Julie Flett's books have also won many awards, including the BC Book Prize, and the Aboriginal Literature Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
"This cheerful story of a spring-day outing ultimately balances instruction and entertainment. Flett's lovely collages add beauty and a fresh, contemporary tone, while the text captures the essence of the young learning from the old. Timeless values, such as gratitude for the earth, are seamlessly integrated."
"Campbell captures the matter-of-fact cadence that wise Indigenous elders emanate with charm and subtle authenticity. . . Flett adds to the rich themes of resilience and resurgence with her enchanting, folk-like paintings. Together, Campbell and Flett transport readers on a bilingual learning journey with the intergenerational characters as they savour the pronunciation of each syllable of Nle?kepmxcín words slowly, together. The book offers a phonetic breakdown and each Nle?kepmxcín word is elegantly illustrated by Flett. . . The distinct and unbreakable resiliency of Indigenous people is affirmed in this loving portrait of generational courage and fortitude."
— Quill & Quire