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Fox On the Ice

Maageesees Maskwameek Kaapit

by (author) Tomson Highway

Publisher
Fifth House Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2010
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897252666
    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781897252659
    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
    List Price
    $19.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12

Description

One winter afternoon, Joe and Cody went ice fishing with their papa, their mama, and Cody's little black dog, Ootsie. It was the perfect day to fish. The sky was clear, and the sun made the snow sparkle like diamonds.

Brothers Joe and Cody are spending a chilly winter afternoon ice fishing with their parents. Cody is helping Papa fish, while Mama and Joe doze in the sled. Suddenly the sled dogs sit up and sniff. A fox is across the lake, her fur as bright as flames. The sled dogs give chase, pulling Mama and Joe along on a wild ride.

Written in both English and Cree, Fox on the Ice is a wonderful, lyrical story of celebration from award-winning author Tomson Highway, capturing a passing way of life for future generations. Illustrator Brian Deines has created an evocative masterpiece of shimmering oils depicting the beauty of northern Manitoba.

About the author

Tomson Highway
Tomson Highway was born near Maria Lake, Manitoba in 1951. Living a nomadic lifestyle with no access to books, television or radio, Highway’s parents would tell their children stories, kindling Highway’s life-long interest in the oral tradition of storytelling.

Tomson Highway is widely recognized for his tremendous contribution to the development of Aboriginal theatre in both Canada and around the world.

In 1994, he was inducted into the Order of Canada, the first Aboriginal writer to be so honoured.

Tomson Highway's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Absolutely beautiful color illustrations of a family's unexpected adventure enhance this simple and heartwarming tale."
-- The Midwest Book Review

User Reviews

Luminous art, timeless tale

The action takes place during an Indigenous family's daytime ice fishing expedition. A child's pet dog saves the day after a fox stirs up the sled dogs, who then give chase. Deines' luminous paintings are full of life and colour.

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