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published: Sep 2018
ISBN:9781459820142

We Sang You Home / Kikî-Kîwê-Nikamôstamâtinân

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, edited by Cree Literacy Network

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list price: $8.95
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

An internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author, Richard Van Camp was born in Fort Smith, NWT, and is a member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene Nation. He acted as a cultural consultant for CBC Television’s North of 60. A graduate of the En’owkin School of Writing in Penticton, he completed his BFA in Writing at the University of Victoria and completed his MFA of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. Richard was awarded Storyteller of the Year for both Canada and the US by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.
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Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She won the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her work on When We Were Alone by David Robertson, and her book Birdsong won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. She is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, Dolphin SOS and My Heart Fills With Happiness. Julie is Cree and Métis and lives in Vancouver.

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Mary Cardinal Collins is a semi-retired teacher, fluent Cree speaker and translator.

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Mary Cardinal Collins is a semi-retired teacher, fluent Cree speaker and translator.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Long-listed, CaldeNott
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
Editorial Reviews

"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

"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

"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

“A sweet and loving board book...The parents' certainty that their baby is ‘the best of all of us’ is an affirmation every baby should hear.”

— Kirkus 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

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