Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 12
- Grade: p to 7
Ride across the plains with GABRIEL DUMONT!
Based on historic events, Ride, Gabe, Ride! tells the tale of a dangerous,exhilarating hunt led by the famed Métis buffalo hunter.
From the award-winning author of Fiddle Dancer, Dancing in My Bones, and Call of the Fiddle.
About the authors
Wilfred Burton, a proud Michif, grew up in the Midnight Lake area of Saskatchewan. He was an elementary teacher, university instructor, and literacy coordinator before retiring. In retirement, he is extremely busy doing contract work for various educational publishers, and volunteering at Gabriel Dumont Métis Local 11, Li Toneur Niimiyitoohk Métis Dance, the Open Door Society, and various other organizations. Wilfred is the author of several Métis-specific children’s picture books, including the Fiddle Dancer series, which he co-authored with Anne Patton. He wrote Roogaroo Mickey, Road Allowance Kitten, The Big Tease, Road Allowance Kitten: Broken Promises, and a set of emergent readers called the Taanishi Books, co-authored with Angela Caron. He also co-authored Master of the Métis Fiddle with Cheryl Troupe; John Arcand: The Man, The Music, The Festival with Cheryl Troupe, and John and Vicki Arcand; as well as Let Me See Your Fancy Steps with Sylvie Roy and Jeanne Pelletier. His identity and love of Métis storytelling, fiddle music, and dance was a gift from his mother, Georgina Nolin. Currently you might find Wilfred beading, working in the garden, practising the fiddle, or playing with his two feline friends, Leo and Baptiste (Ba-chees).
Lucille Scott is a self-taught Indigenous artist with a passion for painting. Her speciality is painting on feathers, but she was thrilled for the opportunity to create the illustrations for Ride, Gabe, Ride. Born and raised in north-central Saskatchewan, Lucille grew up with the Métis culture and traditions that guide her through life. She now lives in the village of Canwood, Saskatchewan.
Other titles by Wilfred Burton
Road Allowance Kitten: Broken Promises
The Big Tease
A Story of Eliza Delorme and her Cousin, Édouard Beaupré, the Willow Bunch Giant
Let Me See Your Fancy Steps
Story of a Métis Dance Caller
Master of the Métis Fiddle
John Arcand: The Man, The Music, The Festival