"Keep your eyes open," Jamie hears her Grama Bowman says. "The knowing of some things comes when you're older." Whether Grama Bowman is showing Jamie hoe to peel birch bark in the spring sun to make baskets, or how to hunt for the winter tracks of Wokwses the Fox, or how to sing the welcoming song of her Abenaki people, every moment they spend together opens Jamie to a new world.
Then one morning Grama Bowman is gone. But Jamie's quiet walk in the woods tells her that her Grama is still very near. Grama Bowman has left Jamie her world - a place where Jamie will never be alone.
Inspired by a story from his own family, Joseph Bruchac's first picture book is a take of the intuitive understanding between the young and the old. The beauty of the natural world is captured in Paul Morin's warm, shimmering paintings, making Fox Song a book that is as familiar and loving as a visit with a friend.
About the author
Joseph Bruchac is the author of Skeleton Man, The Return of Skeleton Man, Bearwalker, The Dark Pond, and Whisper in the Dark, as well as numerous other critically acclaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenaki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstate New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grandparents. You can visit him online at www.josephbruchac.com.