Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
The Teachers’ Guide to accompany Spirit Quest by Diane Silvey.
In the rich tradition of Coast Salish legend, mother and son Diane and Joe Silvey write and illustrate a classic quest story. Teenage twins Kaya and Tala journey into the perilous British Columbia wilderness confronting fish and fowl, beast and phantom, and the wolf spirit destined to be Tala’s protective guardian. Imaginative black-and-white illustrations complement this unique story of adventure.
About the author
Diane Silvey graduated from the University of British Columbia`s Native Indian Teacher Education Program and taught in band schools for 21 years. She is the author of two picture books, two novels and a textbook, From Time Immemorial. The winner of a B.C. Book Award in 2000 and a Women of Distinction Award in Education, Training and Development, Diane is a member of the Sechelt Band (Coast Salish).