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How the Fox Got His Crossed Legs / Edànì Nǫgèe Wegǫǫ Degèe Adzà

by (author) Virginia Football

illustrated by James Wedzin

translated by Rosa Mantla & Mary Siemens

Publisher
Theytus Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Category
General, Foxes, Native American
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781894778749
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $22.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

Fox is howling, crying, for he lost his leg to Bear, all the people wanted to help Fox, but didn't know what to do. Raven is called upon to help retrieve his leg. Will Raven succeed in the quest for Fox's leg?
This dual-language picture book includes an audio and interactive multimedia CD.

About the authors

In 1968 many Dogrib stories were collected by Virginia Football of her people. How the Fox Got Crossed Legs and How Fox Saved the People were both told in Dogrib by her father Sam Football. Virginia then translated them to English. Virginia currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

 

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James Wedzin is a Tlîchô artist from Behchokö, Northwest Territories. As a small child in Behchokö, he was raised by his grandmother. He watched her make intricate beadwork for hours, and she encouraged his interest in traditional art. James praises his grandmother for inspiring him.James started making art at age four and soon developed his own style. At age fourteen, he started selling his creations and became a full-time artist. Today, his work can be found in many galleries and private collections. He is well known in Canada for his depictions of northern landscapes, animals and the northern lights.

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Mary Siemens' profile page

Librarian Reviews

How the Fox Got His Legs Crossed

Theytus Books received permission from the Dogrib community to publish this oral legend. Fox and Bear get into an argument. When Bear loses his temper he accidentally pulls off Fox’s front leg. Raven retrieves Fox’s leg by tricking Bear but puts it back on the wrong way. That is why Fox’s legs look crossed. This simple story features sparse text and rich, realistic illustrations of forest animals by Aboriginal artist James Wedzin. The text is written in both Dogrib and English and the package includes a CD with a reading of this story in both languages.

Royalties from this book are given to Chief Jimmy Bruneau School to encourage the preservation of the traditional art of oral storytelling. This book is one in a series of Dogrib legends.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2010-2011.

How the Fox Got His Legs Crossed

Theytus Books received permission from the Dogrib community to publish this oral legend. Fox and Bear get into an argument. When Bear loses his temper he accidentally pulls off Fox’s front leg. Raven retrieves Fox’s leg by tricking Bear but puts it back on the wrong way. That is why Fox’s legs look crossed. This simple story features sparse text and rich, realistic illustrations of forest animals by Aboriginal artist James Wedzin. The text is written in both Dogrib and English and the package includes a CD with a reading of this story in both languages.

Royalties from this book are given to Chief Jimmy Bruneau School to encourage the preservation of the traditional art of oral storytelling. This book is one in a series of Dogrib legends.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2010-2011.

How the Fox Got His Legs Crossed

Theytus Books received permission from the Dogrib community to publish this oral legend. Fox and Bear get into an argument. When Bear loses his temper he accidentally pulls off Fox’s front leg. Raven retrieves Fox’s leg by tricking Bear but puts it back on the wrong way. That is why Fox’s legs look crossed. This simple story features sparse text and rich, realistic illustrations of forest animals by Aboriginal artist James Wedzin. The text is written in both Dogrib and English and the package includes a CD with a reading of this story in both languages.

Royalties from this book are given to Chief Jimmy Bruneau School to encourage the preservation of the traditional art of oral storytelling. This book is one in a series of Dogrib legends.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2010-2011.

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