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The Eagle Mother

by Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan

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list price: $23.00
edition:Hardcover
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published: Apr 2020
ISBN:9781553798590
imprint: HighWater Press
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Return to the valleys of the River of Mists with author Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) and his award-winning, richly illustrative Mothers of Xsan series. 

“an incredible celebration of the deep connections that are essential to the relationships between mothers and their children”—The Globe and Mail

Nox xsgyaak, the eagle mother, cares for her brood in the embrace of a black cottonwood with the help of her mate. Will both eaglets survive the summer in an environment that is both delicate and unforgiving?

earn about the life cycle of these stunning birds of prey, the traditions of the Gitxsan, and how bald eagles can enrich their entire ecosystem. Evocative illustration brings the Xsan's flora and fauna to life for middle years readers in book three of the Mothers of Xsan series.

About the Authors

Brett D. Huson

Hetxw’ms Gyetxw also known as Brett D. Huson (he/him/his), is from the Gitxsan Nation of the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in this strong matrilineal society, Brett developed a passion for the culture, land, and politics of his people, and a desire to share their knowledge and stories.  Brett has worked in the film and television industry, and has volunteered for such organizations as Ka Ni Kanichihk and Indigenous Music Manitoba. The Sockeye Mother (winner of The Science Writers and Communicators Book Award) is Brett’s first book for children.
www.bretthuson.ca

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Natasha Donovan (she/her/hers) is a freelance artist and illustrator from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her sequential work has been published in The Other Side and This Place: 150 Years Retold anthologies. She is the illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel Surviving the City, as well as the award-winning children’s book, The Sockeye Mother (shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction), the first book in the Mothers of Xsan series. Natasha is a member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Editorial Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

I love this series. What a wonderful way to introduce us to the animals that are part of the Gitxsan life, and land.

— NetGalley

an incredible celebration of the deep connections that are essential to the relationships between mothers and their children in the animal world. Donovan's illustrations exquisitely enrich Hudson's text, beautifully melding Indigenous art motifs into her images of the eagle families.

— The Globe and Mail

The story you told wove a integrated tapestry of knowledge, experience and a glimpse of the life of these magnificent birds where you come from. The book invites us to better understand a way of living in the world were spirit, place, wildness and civilization is revealed as an integrated and interdependent life force. A place where the value of a life is linked to the value of a place. The book is a generous gift, and an invitation into your home. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

— Lancelot Coar, University of Manitoba

Skillfully incorporating science and culture, these are beautiful books that adults and children will enjoy reading.

— Teacher Magazine, BC Teachers' Federation

What a beautiful book. I am loving the Mothers of Xsan series from Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson). Recommended.

— Heidi Wood, Indigenous Learning – District Instruction and Curriculum Helping Teacher

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