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Children's Fiction Native American

Le jardin reconnaissant de Morning Song

by (author) Randy Morin

illustrated by Shaniqua Ndiaye

Bookland Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2023
Native American, Cooking & Food, Girls & Women
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k


Morning Song is a Cree girl who lives on a reserve. She does not like to eat vegetables because she thinks they are not important and do not taste good. One day, she goes on a walk and stumbles upon a magic garden where vegetables can talk. Morning Song meets carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, potatoes, pumpkins and other vegetables which explain her why each of them is an important part of a healthy diet. The book teaches children about importance of eating healthy, and living a happy and active lifestyle.

About the authors

Randy Morin is a teacher, storyteller, and English-Cree translator from the Big River First Nation, Treaty Six area. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies and worked on many English to Cree translation projects for the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Fresh TV, and APTN. He is a strong supporter of maintaining and teaching of Cree language and culture, and shares this knowledge in the classroom as a high school teacher in Saskatoon, SK. He is a member of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada. He lives in Saskatoon, SK.

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Shaniqua Ndiaye is an emerging Canadian digital media artist and illustrator, originally from Senegal. Her passion for graphics design, digital media and literature led her to become a freelance graphics designer and illustrator for several high-profile publishing houses in North America and Africa. Shaniqua is an outspoken supporter of racial equality and social justice. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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