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We Sang You Home / Ka Kîweh Nikâmôstamâtinân

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, illustrated by Julie Flett

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new baby, poetry (see also stories in verse)
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list price: $6.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Sep 2018
ISBN:9781459820142
Description

In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.

Internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp teams up with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett for a second time to create a stunning board book for babies and toddlers.

Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this paperback as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.

About the Authors
Richard Van Camp, a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, is the author of the novel The Lesser Blessed (also a feature film), and four collections of short stories, including Night Moves. He has published children’s books and baby books, including Little You. He is also author of the graphic novel Three Feathers (in English, Bush Cree, and Dene).
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Richard Van Camp, a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, is the author of the novel The Lesser Blessed (also a feature film), and four collections of short stories, including Night Moves. He has published children’s books and baby books, including Little You. He is also author of the graphic novel Three Feathers (in English, Bush Cree, and Dene).
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Julie Flett is an award-winning Cree-Métis author, illustrator and artist currently living in Vancouver, BC. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L’alphabet di Michif), and most recently Julie's book Wild Berries/Pakwa che Menisu was chosen as the First Nation Communities READ title selection for 2014-2015.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 2
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Long-listed, CaldeNott
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"The emotions of parenthood—including feelings of love, elation, and gratitude—are certain to be conveyed to [children] by the parents who share this tale with them. A lovely picture book that will resonate with parents and show young readers the profound, positive impact they have on their parents' lives."

— School Library Journal

"Both Van Camp's words and Flett's illustrations are economical, but We Sang You Home is not a quick read. Instead, each of the paired pages of text and illustration truly demands that the reader pause and reflect on the pages' contents. Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

"A great strength of this book is that it is nonspecific and inclusive enough to encompass all new babies—arriving through birth, fostering, or adoption—and it does not specify gender…The whole message is one of love, welcome, and completion now that the young one has joined the family. The eye-catching illustrations hint at a non-specific non-white race for the family (could be Asian, First Nations, Inuit, etc.), making this book inclusive and encompassing of Canada's ethnic diversity…It is a book of thankfulness and hope that would make a wonderful addition to the preschool collection in a library. Highly recommended."

— Resource Links

"Babies and toddlers love to be loved, and they will also love to see themselves and their parents reflected in the beautiful pages of this book."

— Canadian Children's Book News

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