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Children's Nonfiction Activity Books

When the Trees Crackle with Cold

A Cree Seasons Activity Book

by (author) Bernice Johnson-Laxdal

illustrated by Miriam Körner

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Activity Books, Native Canadian, Seasons
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5


From the creators of When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar—pisimwasinahikan comes this engaging activity book that connects young children to the seasonal cycle and encourages them to learn about traditional activities of Northern Saskatchewan’s Cree peoples. Cree vocabulary in the y-, th- and n-dialects enhances the learning experience for Cree speakers and non-Cree speakers alike. The activity book includes colouring pages, hands-on activities, word searches, mazes and templates for crafts.

About the authors

Bernice Johnson-Laxdal is a Cree language and culture teacher with over twenty years of teaching experience. Bernice enjoys cooking, going on canoe trips in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. Originally from Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, she now lives at Potato Lake and teaches in La Ronge. Miriam Körner is a writer, illustrator and arts educator. Miriam enjoys spending time with her sled dogs along the old trapline trails, talking to Elders about the times when they still had dogs, and writing for children and young adults about her northern adventures. Originally from Germany, she now lives at Potato Lake, Saskatchewan, just down the road from Bernice.

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Miriam Körner is a writer, photographer, visual artist and wilderness guide. She shares her passion for the arts by teaching at the Northern Teacher Education Program and through various visual arts and literacy projects in schools and community organizations. Her magazine features have been published in national and international publications, and her forthcoming young adult novel was a finalist in the prestigious CANSCAIP & TWUC Writing for Children Competition. She lives in northern Saskatchewan with her husband and their 13 sled dogs.

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