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Hello Humpback!

Hello Humpback!

edition:Hardcover

With bright and bold illustrations of the wild and magical West Coast by celebrated artist Roy Henry Vickers, this sturdy board book will delight babies and toddlers as they begin to experience and recognize the sights and sounds of the natural world. Hello Humpback!, a "first words" book, introduces iconic West Coast animals, from hungry sea otters to hopping orcas, and is sure to become an instant classic.

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I Am Not a Number

I Am Not a Number

edition:Hardcover

When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from, despite the efforts of the nuns who are in charge at the school and who tell her that she is not to use her own name but instead use the number they have assigned to her. When she goes home for summer holidays, Irene's parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But where …

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An Inuksuk Means Welcome

An Inuksuk Means Welcome

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK. Each word is presented in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation guides provided.

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Road Allowance Kitten

Road Allowance Kitten

by Wilfred Burton
translated by Norman Fleury
illustrated by Christina Johns
edition:Paperback
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Road Allowance Kitten is the story of two young MĂ©tis girls who experience the forced removal from their homes on the road allowance. In addition to the story, the book contains a translation into Michif-Cree by Michif specialist Norman Fleury, background information on road allowances, instructions on how to play canny can, the author's inspiration, a glossary, lyrics to Allouette, as well as a CD with narrations in English by author Wilfred Burton, and in Michif by translator Norman Fleury.

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