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Fox on the Ice by Tomson Highway

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on November 23, 2009
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In the last of the Caribous Song trilogy, we find Joe and Cody ice fishing with their mama and papa. They had a nice picnic with the fish that they caught earlier. After eat their fill and cleaning up, Joe and Mama get into the dog sled for a nap while Papa and Cody fish. Papa and Cody were setting up the fish net when all of a sudden the sled dogs woke up. They smelled a stranger, a fox. They barked and growled and took off with Mama and Joe still in the sled.
Mama dug is her heals into the snow to try to slow the sled down but Joe thought it was fun. Want to know the outcome? Read the book.
I really enjoyed the entire trilogy but especially the adventure in the Fox On the Ice. Tomson Highway really knows how to weave a great story that both kids and parents can enjoy together. Brian Deines was the illustrator for the series and made the characters come to life on the page. Highly recommended!
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Dragonfly Kites by Tomson Highway

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on November 17, 2009
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This is the second book in the “Songs of the North” trilogy. I reviewed the first book, Caribous Dream here.

This time we find Joe and Cody are at their summer home, which is a tent by a lake in northern Manitoba. They live with their mom and dad but there are no other people near them.
Joe and Cody fill their long days playing games with each other and making friends with the animals. Dragonflies are their favourites. They like to tie a string to them and hold it while they fly. They are like living kites. Then when Joe and Cody are ready to let their “friends” go free, they let go of the string. They also enjoy flying in their dreams.
This is an enchanting story that children will enjoy. It is written in English and Cree and is beautifully illustrated by Brian Deines.

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Caribou Song / atihko Nikamon by Tomson Highway

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on November 9, 2009
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Brothers, Joe and Cody live with their mother and father. They don’t live in any one place, rather they follow the caribou all winter long. Joe and Cody love to play, dance, and sing and they often sing a song while they travel, to attract the caribou.

This is a wonderful adventure book that children of all cultures will enjoy. The Illustrations by Brian Denies are stunning. Give your children a treat and a small glimpse into Cree culture, read this book with them.
Written in both English and Cree, Caribou Song is the first in a trilogy of children’s books. I plan to read the other two as well, so stay tuned.

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