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The Moccasins

by Einarson, Earl

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list price: $10.95
edition:Paperback
published: July 2004
ISBN:9781894778145
publisher: Theytus Books
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This is an endearing story of a young Aboriginal foster child who is given a special gift by his foster mother. Her gift of warmth and thoughtfulness helps her young foster children by encouraging self-esteem, acceptance and love. Written as a simple story, it speaks of a positive foster experience.

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The Moccasins

This short and uplifting story tells of an Aboriginal boy whose foster family raises him to be proud of his heritage. They give him a pair of moccasins that smell of campfire and make the boy feel “warm and loved”. Eventually he grows out of the moccasins and his foster family puts them in a box. When the boy has a child of his own, the box is returned to him and the smell reminds him of the love he received and how proud he is to be Aboriginal. This is a powerful story with a positive message.

This title was shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes in 2005. It is also a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice. Einarson is a member of the Ktunaza First Nations, BC. Julie Flett is Cree/Métis from Manitoba. She also illustrated Zoe and the Fawn.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2008-2009.

Association of Book Publishers of BC
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The Moccasins

This short and uplifting story tells of an Aboriginal boy whose foster family raises him to be proud of his heritage. They give him a pair of moccasins that smell of campfire and make the boy feel “warm and loved”. Eventually he grows out of the moccasins and his foster family puts them in a box. When the boy has a child of his own, the box is returned to him and the smell reminds him of the love he received and how proud he is to be Aboriginal. This is a powerful story with a positive message.

This title was shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes in 2005. It is also a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice. Einarson is a member of the Ktunaza First Nations, BC. Julie Flett is Cree/Métis from Manitoba. She also illustrated Zoe and the Fawn.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.

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