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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

skɬp'lk'mitkw / Water Changeling

by (author) Harron Hall

illustrated by Phyllis Isaac

Theytus Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2021
Native Canadian, General, Native American
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
  • Reading age: 7 to 10


skɬp’lk’mitkw / Water Changeling is the story of the natural water cycle from a Syilx traditional ecological knowledge perspective. The story features a water girl named skɬp’lk’mitkw who longs to visit with her grandparents. She receives help from newfound friends who change her into rain, hail and snow so she can reach her grandparents.

About the authors

Harron Hall is an emerging writer from the Syilx and Nla’kapamux Nations. Her writing and performance art combines traditional storytelling methods with modern artistic expressions. Harron has a deep commitment to protecting the land and water—she holds up her responsibility to the environment by educating people on the importance of sustainability.


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Phyllis Isaac is an Elder and a visual artist from the Penticton Indian Band of the Okanagan Nation. She enjoys experimenting in a variety of art forms. From pencil, pen, painting and sculpture, she works with a variety of natural materials, integrating many into her works of art.


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