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Children's Fiction Bears

Sus Yoo / The Bear's Medicine

by (artist) Clayton Gauthier

translated by Danny Alexis & Theresa Austin

Theytus Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Bears, Baby Animals, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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


A mother bear shares with her cubs how to be grateful for all they have in the natural world. The Bear's Medicine shows the interconnectedness of all things in the world they live in and how each season brings changes and blessings for the bears. It is a story of a mother's love for her children as she teaches them how to survive.

Written in English and Dakelh.

About the authors

Clayton Gauthier has apprenticed under the artist Peter George, a Wet'suwet'en master carver. He has also completed murals and carvings for the community of Prince George, British Columbia. Clayton works with youth in the school district and in his home community to share art and storytelling. He is a multimedia artist whose skills include drawing, painting, carving, drum and rattle making, logos, mirror etching, tattoos, graphic art and murals.

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Danny Alexis' profile page

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  • Winner, First Nations Communities READ, The PMC Indigenous Literature Award
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection

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