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Raven's Call

And More Northwest Coast Stories

by (author) Robert James Challenger

Heritage House Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2011
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5


Robert James Challenger uses the form of parables to teach children important values. The observations of Grandmother and other family members interpret the actions of nature's creatures in a variety of circumstances. His simple, direct stories reflect a philosophy widely embraced—respect for our environment and understanding of all creeds, races and generations.

Each of the 18 stories is illustrated by a graceful motif that reflects the strong influence of First Nations art on Challenger's work.

About the author

Robert James (Jim) Challenger was born in Vancouver in 1953 and lives in Victoria, BC. Jim has spent his life absorbing the stories the Northwest Coast has to offer. A keen observer of the natural behaviour of wildlife, he has developed his own style of artwork that captures the essence of the many creatures that live around him.


Jim is an accomplished artist and stone carver, and has sold his beach-stone and glass carvings to collectors around the world. His highly sought form-line designs capture the shape and movement of his subjects while maintaining the simplicity of flowing lines and shapes. Through his stories and designs, Jim brings a unique perspective to how we can learn from nature’s examples in the world that surrounds us. For more information about the author, visit

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