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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Une journee poney! Pemkiskahk'ciw ahahsis!

by (author) Hélène Devarennes

illustrated by Paul Lang

Bouton d'or Acadie
Initial publish date
Dec 2019
Native Canadian, Horses, Canada, Imagination & Play
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Joséphine looks at her grandfather and wonders whether he's serious. After all, he loves to joke around! A pony has neither a steering wheel to drive it, nor seat to sit in... how will she ever stay on a pony and guide it to the pond?

The famous Wabanaki collection is evolving! Consisting of six trilingual traditional tales from the First Nations of Eastern Canada, the Wabanaki collection now includes a first publication in the language of the Wolastoqiyik. Anchored in the present, reflecting the daily realities of modern families, the work is in keeping with the renewal of relationships between Native and non-native communities, to which Bouton d'or Acadie is proud to contribute.

About the authors

Hélène Devarennes is from Moncton, NB. She was one of the senior writers of New Brunswick's policy "Linguistic and Cultural Development Policy — A Societal Project for the French Education System". Devarennes is particularly aware of how stories shape the cultural identity of children. As an educator and an author, she creates pedagogical resources for early childhood development and First Nations communities. She published the album Le chandail de Chéticamp in 2016 and the award-winning trilingual picture book Une journée poney! Pemkiskhahk?ciw ahahsis! A Pony Day!, published in 2018.

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