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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Frog Girl

by (author) Paul Owen Lewis

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
Native Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5


When frogs suddenly vanish from a lake behind a village on the Northwest Coast, a nearby volcano awakens and an Indian girl is called to a dangerous adventure.

Summoned to a spectacular world beneath the lake, the girl is questioned by "Grandmother" about the disappearance of her "children." Just who is this mysterious old woman? And what will happen if her children are not returned? What follows both answers-and deepens-the mystery.

Careful attention is paid to historical detail both in the story and in the vibrant illustrations. Frog Girl follows the rich mythic traditions of the Haida, Tlingit and other Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, whose stories often tell of individuals cast mysteriously into parallel worlds inhabited by animals in human form.

A portion of the proceeds from this book is donated to the Haida Gwaii Rediscovery Program for tribal youth.

About the author

Paul Owen Lewis
Author and artist Paul Owen Lewis lives on an island in northwest Washington State where he is surrounded by water, and the amazing creatures that live in it. That's probably why he is best known for books that feature a child's interaction with wild coastal animals.

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