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Children's Nonfiction Seasons

When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar (soft cover)

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by (author) Bernice Johnson-Laxdal & er, Miriam Kö

illustrated by Miriam Körner

Publisher
Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Feb 2017
Category
Seasons, Seasons, Native Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927756935
    Publish Date
    Feb 2017
    List Price
    $12.95

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A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life. When the Trees Crackle with Cold is written in English and the northern Plains Cree y-dialect, inviting Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar.

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. miriamkoerner.blogspot.com

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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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