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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Boozhoo! / Hello!

by (author) Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley

translated by Mary Ann Corbiere

Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2024
Native Canadian, General, General
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2024
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2024
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1


Hello! Who do you see and hear in the woods today? Meet a variety of woodland and water animals in this story written in Anishinaabemowin and English.

Can you see a fox digging, spot two minnows dancing or hear a swarm of bees buzzing? Boozhoo! / Hello! introduces children to familiar animals as they go about their daily activities: walking, running, swimming, climbing and finally — when the day is done — sleeping! Illustrated in a vibrant and colorful woodland style that will appeal to readers young and old alike, and accompanied by an author’s note.


Key Text Features

Author’s note




Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:


Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

About the authors

MANGESHIG PAWIS-STECKLEY is an Anishinaabe illustrator and a member of Wasauksing First Nation. He illustrated the award-winning picture book Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know and Mnoomin maan'gowing / The Gift of Mnoomin, both by Brittany Luby, and is the author and illustrator of Boozhoo! / Hello! He lives in the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples (Vancouver) with his wife Maria and daughter Mino.

Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley's profile page

MARY ANN CORBIERE grew up in Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island speaking Nishnaabemwin. She taught her language at the University of Sudbury for many years, obtained a doctorate and continues to work on instructional resources for adult learners. She now lives in Lively, Ontario.

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