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Book cover of 13 MOONS ON A TURTLE'S BACK
13 MOONS ON A TURTLE'S BACK
By: joseph bruchac | Published: January 2002

Celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.

Theme: Indigenous

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    9780698115842
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Book cover of ARROW TO THE SUN
ARROW TO THE SUN
By: gerald mcdermott | Published: January 1977

An expression of the universal myth of the hero-quest, this beautiful story also portrays the Indian reverence for the source of life: the Solar Fire....

An expression of the universal myth of the hero-quest, this beautiful story also portrays the Indian reverence for the source of life: the Solar Fire. Vibrant full-color illustrations capture the boldness and color of Pueblo art. A Caldecott Medal Book

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    9780140502114
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Book cover of AVA & THE LITTLE FOLK
AVA & THE LITTLE FOLK
By: alan neal | Published: March 2012

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    9781927095027
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Book cover of CATERPILLAR WOMAN
CATERPILLAR WOMAN
By: nadia sammurtok | Published: June 2016

Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she en...

Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar. Alone, and thinking that no one could ever love her because of how she looks, Piujuq does not return to her camp. Instead, she lives a lonely life on the tundra as a caterpillar. Until one day, when another stranger appears . . . Based on a traditional Inuit story, this tale of inner beauty, kindness, and magic is a perfect addition to any young reader's bookshelf.

Theme: Indigenous, Diversity

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    9781772270839
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CLOUDWALKER
By: henry vickers | Published: May 2014

Tells the ancient story of how a Gitxsan hunter who was carried into the clouds by swans and created the sacred headwaters of the largest salmon-beari...

Tells the ancient story of how a Gitxsan hunter who was carried into the clouds by swans and created the sacred headwaters of the largest salmon-bearing rivers in British Columbia.

Theme: Indigenous

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    9781550176193
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Book cover of ENCHANTED CARIBOU
ENCHANTED CARIBOU
By: elizabeth cleaver | Published: March 1995

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    9780195410747
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Book cover of FLYING CANOE
FLYING CANOE
By: roch carrier | Published: November 2004

On New Year’s eve, 1847, eleven-year-old Baptiste finds himself far from his friends and family and his home in La Beauce. He has come to the wo...

On New Year’s eve, 1847, eleven-year-old Baptiste finds himself far from his friends and family and his home in La Beauce. He has come to the woods of the Ottawa Valley to live and work among “the finest lumberjacks in Canada.” As the New Year approaches, Baptiste and the lumberjacks grow more and more homesick. Resolved to see their families again before the stroke of midnight, the crew board a magical canoe that lifts them into the air, across villages, and closer to home. This beautiful retelling of the Quebecois folktale reunites Roch Carrier with illustrator Sheldon Cohen and translator Sheila Fischman. (The Hockey Sweater, The Basketball Player, The Longest Home Run), and brings this beloved story to life.

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    9780887766367
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Book cover of GHOSTS OF LUCKLESS GULCH
GHOSTS OF LUCKLESS GULCH
By: anne isaacs | Published: November 2008

Meet Estrella. She can run so fast that she burns up the air, leaving trails of flames wherever she goes. Her pets -- a Kickle Snifter, a Sidehi...

Meet Estrella. She can run so fast that she burns up the air, leaving trails of flames wherever she goes. Her pets -- a Kickle Snifter, a Sidehill Wowser, and a Rubberado puppy -- are as untamed as California, and the pride and love of Estrella's heart. When the greedy ghosts of old gold miners steal her pets, Estrella will need every bit of her pluck and nimble-footedness to rescue them from the ghosts of Luckless Gulch. From the author of Swamp Angel and the artist who created The Replacements comes a tale as unpredictable as the California Gold Rush, as tall as a Redwood tree, and as surprising as a skunk selling perfume. Pull a chair up to the wood stove and get ready to laugh!

Theme: Ghosts

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    9781416902010
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Book cover of GIANT BEAR
GIANT BEAR
By: jose angutingunrik | Published: March 2012

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under ...

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of the nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he quickly uses his quick thinking and excellent hunting skills to hatch a plan to outsmart the deadly bear. Jose Angutingunrik, a gifted storyteller and respected elder from Kugaaruk, Nunavut, brings to life a story of the great nanurluk that has been told in the Kugaaruk region for generations.

Theme: Indigenous

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    9781927095034
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Book cover of GIFT OF THE MAGI
GIFT OF THE MAGI
By: o henry | Published: September 2008

O. Henry's classic tale of the wisest gifts of Christmas, brought to life by P.J. Lynch's extraordinary art, is itself a gift to share and treasure. ...

O. Henry's classic tale of the wisest gifts of Christmas, brought to life by P.J. Lynch's extraordinary art, is itself a gift to share and treasure. In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair. Jim, meanwhile, has made a sacrifice for Della that is no less difficult. As they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, the discovery of what each has done fills them with despair, until they realize that the true gifts of Christmas can be found more readily in their humble apartment than in any fine store. O. Henry paints a masterly portrait of unfaltering love, a haven from the harsh world outside. The poignancy of his story is captured in P.J. Lynch's eloquent art, wherein every glance, every gesture, tells a subtle truth.

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    9780763635305
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Book cover of GIRL WHO HELPED THUNDER
GIRL WHO HELPED THUNDER
By: james bruchac | Published: November 2008

Collects Native American folktales from across North America, including "How the Raven Brought Back the Sun", "The Bear Man", and "The Coming of Corn"...

Collects Native American folktales from across North America, including "How the Raven Brought Back the Sun", "The Bear Man", and "The Coming of Corn".

Theme: Indigenous

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    9781402732638
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Book cover of GIRL WHO LOVED WILD HORSES
GIRL WHO LOVED WILD HORSES
By: paul goble | Published: March 1993

"A story of an Indian girl who feels such a kinship with the wild horses grazing near her village that she eventually becomes one of them. El...

"A story of an Indian girl who feels such a kinship with the wild horses grazing near her village that she eventually becomes one of them. Elaborate double-page spreads burst with life, revealing details of flowers, insects, animals and birds. Both storytelling and art express the harmony with and the love of nature which characterize Native American culture".--The Horn Book. Full color. A Caldecott Medal Book

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    9780689716966
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Book cover of HOW THINGS CAME TO BE
HOW THINGS CAME TO BE
By: emily fiegenschuh | Published: October 2019

This beautiful compendium of tales shares eight classic Inuit creation stories from the Baffin region. From the origins of day and night, thunder and ...

This beautiful compendium of tales shares eight classic Inuit creation stories from the Baffin region. From the origins of day and night, thunder and lightning, and the sun and the moon to the creation of the first caribou and source of all the Arctic’s fearful storms, this book recounts traditional Inuit legends in the poetic and engaging style of authors Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley.

Theme: Indigenous

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    9781772272598
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Book cover of JOURNEY TO THE MOTHER OF THE SEA
JOURNEY TO THE MOTHER OF THE SEA
By: maliaraq veboek | Published: October 2019

The sea animals have disappeared, and people are starving. An old couple, once great shamans, are asked to journey to the Mother of the Sea to find ou...

The sea animals have disappeared, and people are starving. An old couple, once great shamans, are asked to journey to the Mother of the Sea to find out what happened to the animals. But the journey is dangerous and the old woman does not know if she will be able to please the Mother of the Sea and convince her to free the animals the people of her community so desperately need. The Mother of the Sea is an important character in Inuit traditional stories shared across the circumpolar region. Known by many names across various regions of the Arctic, the Mother of the Sea is a powerful woman who can withhold the animals humans need to survive if she is displeased by human behaviour. Only a shaman is able to appease the Mother of the Sea and convince her to release the animals that the hunters so desperately need. This tale shares the specific traditional story of the Mother of the Sea told and retold in Greenland for generations.

Theme: Indigenous

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    9781772272512
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Book cover of KAUGJAGJUK
KAUGJAGJUK
By: marion lewis | Published: November 2011

The legend of Kaugjagjuk--a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself with a little help from the Man of the Moon--is a traditi...

The legend of Kaugjagjuk--a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself with a little help from the Man of the Moon--is a traditional Inuit tale told throughout the Arctic. Re-imagined for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis, and brought to life by Kim Smith's beautiful illustrations, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers a chance to experience this traditional tale that has been carefully passed from storyteller to storyteller for generations.

Theme: Indigenous

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    9781926569390
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