Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 10
- Grade: k to 5
When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk takes readers young and old on a journey into the past when dog teams were part of the traditional way of life in Northern Saskatchewan. Inspired by Elder Ida Tremblay’s childhood memories, and told in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases, the story follows the seasonal cycle of trapline life.
About the authors
Ida Tremblay is a First Nation Cree Elder from La Ronge, Saskatchewan. Ida raised seven children on the trapline, a five- to six-day journey north of La Ronge by canoe, teaching them the skills she learned from her parents. She scraped moose hides in her backyard and shared her teachings of traditional life with her community.
Miriam Körner is a writer and illustrator for children and young adults, whose titles have won numerous awards. Her novels and picture book collaborations express her love and concern for the natural world and explore our place within this world. She lives with her ten sled dogs in a small cabin in the boreal forest in Northern Saskatchewan and teaches at the Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program. She is a founding member of For Peat’s Sake – Protecting Northern Saskatchewan Muskegs.
Other titles by er, Miriam Kö
Other titles by Miriam Körner
Fox and Bear
L’Ujima au Quotidien
When the Trees Crackle with Cold - N edition
A Cree Calendar
When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar TH-dialect edition
When the Trees Crackle with Cold
A Cree Seasons Activity Book
When the Trees Crackle with (Cold: A Cree Calendar TH-dialect edition EBOOK
When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar (soft cover)
When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar (hard cover)