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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Vision Seeker

by (author) James Whetung

illustrated by Paul Morin

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Jan 2022
Native Canadian
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 1996
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


The Sweat Lodge teachings of the Anishinaabe are an important influence on the daily lives of the people. Full of symbolism, interconnected one with another, they are not as uncomplicated as they might seem.
The Little Boy's Vision Quest is one of those teachings and it reveals how the Sweat Lodge was brought to the people. Anishinaabe author James Whetung has crafted a crisp, clear telling while retaining the cadence of its oral beginnings. Paintings by Paul Morin evoke the crackle of fire, the scent of cedar, the mysterious dark side of the moon.

About the authors

James Whetung is an Anishinaabe author. He lives near Peterborough, Ontario.

James Whetung's profile page

Paul Morin,
an accomplished painter, sculptor and musician is also the illustrator of a number of children's books. He has also received 25 international awards for his book illustrations. In addition, Paul has won many accolades for his work, including ten awards from the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators, and a nomination for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Mr. Morin now lives near Rockwood, Ontario.

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