Results for: david robertson

Below is a list of 21 the books by this author.

Book cover of 7 GENERATIONS - A PLAINS CREE SAGA
7 GENERATIONS - A PLAINS CREE SAGA
By: david robertson | Published: September 2012

Edwin is facing an uncertain future. Only by learning about his family's past - as warriors, survivors of a smallpox epidemic, casualties of a residen...

Edwin is facing an uncertain future. Only by learning about his family's past - as warriors, survivors of a smallpox epidemic, casualties of a residential school - will he be able to face the present and embrace the future. 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga follows one Indigenous family over three centuries and seven generations. This epic, four-part story is told in graphic-novel format with illustrations in vivid colour. Originally published as a four-part graphic novel series; Stone, Scars, Ends/Begins, and The Pact. 

  • ISBN
    9781553793557
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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7 GENERATIONS - ENDS BEGINS
By: david robertson | Published: December 2010

In 1964, two brothers are taken from the warm and loving care of their grandparents, and spirited away to a residential school, miles from home. James...

In 1964, two brothers are taken from the warm and loving care of their grandparents, and spirited away to a residential school, miles from home. James, assigned to manual work on the grounds, sees less and less of his younger brother, Thomas. James soon discovers the anguish that Thomas is living under, which leads to unspeakable tragedy. The pain and guilt that dogs James continues to affect his troubled son, Edwin (introduced in book 1). But a new understanding is dawning between them? Ends/Begins is book 3 in the graphic novel series 7 Generations. Other books in this series: Book 1: Stone tells the story of a young Plains Cree man in the early 19th century, who fulfills his destiny as a warrior as he avenges his brother?s death. Book 2: Scars, the story of the orphan White Cloud, set against the smallpox epidemic of 1870-1871. Book 4: The Pact (forthcoming), a story of redemption, as James and his son, Edwin, reconcile their past and begin a new journey.

  • ISBN
    9781553792628
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of 7 GENERATIONS - SCARS
7 GENERATIONS - SCARS
By: david robertson | Published: July 2010

Scars introduce White Cloud, a young Plains Cree boy, in the year 1870, when the last great smallpox epidemic swept through the prairies. After witnes...

Scars introduce White Cloud, a young Plains Cree boy, in the year 1870, when the last great smallpox epidemic swept through the prairies. After witnessing, one by one, the death of his entire family from the illness, he summons the strength to journey on to find a new home and deliver himself from the terrible disease. But will he make it? Scars follows White Cloud and the people he encounters, as he struggles to survive against impossible odds. The book also reconnects readers to Edwin, a lost young man on his own quest who was introduced in book 1, Stone. By learning about the bravery and perseverance of his ancestor White Cloud, Edwin summons his own courage and travels to confront the main source of his despair: the father he barely knows. Scars is the second book in the graphic novel series, 7 Generations. Books in the series: Book 1: Stone (published) introduces Edwin, a young man who must discover his family s past if he is to have any future. Book 3: Ends/Begins (forthcoming) features the story of Edwin s father and his residential-school experience. Book 4: The Pact (forthcoming) is a story of redemption, as father and son reconcile their past and begin a new journey.

  • ISBN
    9781553792284
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of 7 GENERATIONS - STONE
7 GENERATIONS - STONE
By: david robertson | Published: March 2010

Stone introduces Edwin, a young man who must discover his family?s past if he is to have any future. Edwin learns of his ancestor Stone, a young Plain...

Stone introduces Edwin, a young man who must discover his family?s past if he is to have any future. Edwin learns of his ancestor Stone, a young Plains Cree man, who came of age in the early 19th century. Following a vision quest, Stone aspires to be like his older brother, Bear, a member of the Warrior Society. But when Bear is tragically killed during a Blackfoot raid, Stone, the best shot and rider in his encampment, must overcome his grief and avenge his brother?s death. Only then can he begin a new life with his bride, Nahoway. It is Stone?s story that drives Edwin to embark on his own quest. Stone is the first book in the graphic novel series, 7 Generations. Forthcoming books in this series are Book 2: Scars, the story of the orphan White Cloud, set against the smallpox epidemic of 1870-1871. Book 3: Ends/Begins, the story of Edwin?s father, and the residential school saga. Book 4: The Pact, a story of redemption, as father and his son reconcile their past and begin a new journey.

  • ISBN
    9781553792277
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of 7 GENERATIONS - THE PACT
7 GENERATIONS - THE PACT
By: david robertson | Published: May 2011

As the pain and loss of James?s residential school experiences follow him into adulthood, his life spirals out of control. Haunted by guilt, he is una...

As the pain and loss of James?s residential school experiences follow him into adulthood, his life spirals out of control. Haunted by guilt, he is unable to maintain a relationship with Lauren and their son Edwin. Edwin, mired in his own pain, tries to navigate past the desolation of his fatherless childhood. As James tries to heal himself he begins to realize that, somehow, he may save his son?s life ? as well as his own. When father and son finally meet, can they heal their shattered relationship, and themselves, or will it be too late?

  • ISBN
    9781553792307
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of BALLAD OF NANCY APRIL - SHAWNADITHIT
BALLAD OF NANCY APRIL - SHAWNADITHIT
By: david robertson | Published: March 2014

When a mishap delays Jessie at the end of a school day, she takes a shortcut home. But the shortcut turns into an adventure, as Jessie is transported ...

When a mishap delays Jessie at the end of a school day, she takes a shortcut home. But the shortcut turns into an adventure, as Jessie is transported through time and space, to early 19th-century Newfoundland. There she meets Shawnadithit who, as the last surviving member of the Beothuk, has witnessed the end of a once-great people. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique seven-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of seven great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history - some already well known and others who deserve to be.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553794776
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of BARREN GROUNDS - THE MISEWA SAGA 01
BARREN GROUNDS - THE MISEWA SAGA 01
By: david robertson | Published: August 2021

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Rober...

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson. Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them.

Theme: Indigenous, Canadian setting

  • ISBN
    9780735266124
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of BARREN GROUNDS - THE MISEWA SAGA 01
BARREN GROUNDS - THE MISEWA SAGA 01
By: david robertson | Published: September 2020

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Rober...

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson. Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9780735266100
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of BETTY - THE HELEN BETTY OSBORNE STORY
BETTY - THE HELEN BETTY OSBORNE STORY
By: david robertson | Published: April 2015

A tragic true story of the brutal murder of one Indigenous woman.

  • ISBN
    9781553795445
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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BREAKDOWN
By: david robertson | Published: October 2020

The Reckoner returns in an all-new graphic novel series! Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories, intent on destroyin...

The Reckoner returns in an all-new graphic novel series! Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories, intent on destroying the company once and for all. Their plans are thwarted when a new threat surfaces, and Cole is mired in terrifying visions. Are these visions just troubled dreams or are they leading him to a terrifying truth? And will Eva be able to harness her powers to continue the investigation without him?

  • ISBN
    9781553798903
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of GREAT BEAR - THE MISEWA SAGA 02
GREAT BEAR - THE MISEWA SAGA 02
By: david robertson | Published: September 2021

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time...

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time. Back at home after their first adventure in the Barren Grounds, Eli and Morgan each struggle with personal issues- Eli is being bullied at school, and tries to hide it from Morgan, while Morgan has to make an important decision about her birth mother. They turn to the place where they know they can learn the most, and make the journey to Misewa to visit their animal friends. This time they travel back in time and meet a young fisher that might just be their lost friend. But they discover that the village is once again in peril, and they must dig deep within themselves to find the strength to protect their beloved friends. Can they carry this strength back home to face their own challenges?

  • ISBN
    9780735266131
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of LIGNE DE TRAPPE
LIGNE DE TRAPPE
By: david robertson | Published: September 2021

See below for English description. Un jeune garçon voyage vers le nord à la découverte de la ligne de trappe de son Moshom, son g...

See below for English description. Un jeune garçon voyage vers le nord à la découverte de la ligne de trappe de son Moshom, son grand-père. Celui-ci explique à son petit-fils que les lignes de trappe sont des territoires où les gens chassent les animaux et vivent de la terre. Puis il l'emmène là où il a grandi, et le jeune garçon apprend bien plus de choses qu'il ne l'avait imaginé. La vie de ses ancêtres était-elle si différente de la sienne aujourd'hui? When a young boy heads up north to see his Moshom's grandfather's trapline, he doesn't quite know what to expect. His Moshom teaches him that traplines are where people hunt animals and live off the land. As the pair travel around where his Moshom grew up, the boy begins to learn a lot more than he expected. Could life generations ago really have been so much different than it is now? The answer may surprise him. With soft illustrations and enthralling text, Ligne de trappe is a heartwarming story about intergenerational connection and Cree heritage. Original title: On the Trapline

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781443191890
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Picture Book
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Book cover of ON THE TRAPLINE
ON THE TRAPLINE
By: david robertson | Published: May 2021

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that h...

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers. A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and live off the land, and it was where Moshom grew up. As they embark on their northern journey, the child repeatedly asks his grandfather, "Is this your trapline?" Along the way, the boy finds himself imagining what life was like two generations ago -- a life that appears to be both different from and similar to his life now. This is a heartfelt story about memory, imagination and intergenerational connection that perfectly captures the experience of a young child's wonder as he is introduced to places and stories that hold meaning for his family.

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    9780735266681
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of PEACEMAKER - THANADELTHUR
PEACEMAKER - THANADELTHUR
By: david robertson | Published: March 2014

When Cole's teacher catches him drawing rather than listening in class, he gives Cole a special assignment: an oral presentation on an important Abori...

When Cole's teacher catches him drawing rather than listening in class, he gives Cole a special assignment: an oral presentation on an important Aboriginal figure. Cole will do almost anything to avoid speaking in public -- even feigning illness. But when he hear the story of the remarkable woman known as Thanadelthur—peacemaker between the Cree and the Dene and interpreter for the governor of Fort York -- he is so inspired by her bravery, he overcomes his own fears. The Peacemaker is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique seven-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of seven great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics. These books will help students make historical connections while promoting important literacy skills.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553794790
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of POET - PAULINE JOHNSON
POET - PAULINE JOHNSON
By: david robertson | Published: March 2014

Although Kathy loves poetry, she is far too shy to recite it in front of her class. But the story of Pauline Johnson, renowned as the "Mohawk...

Although Kathy loves poetry, she is far too shy to recite it in front of her class. But the story of Pauline Johnson, renowned as the "Mohawk Princess," inspires Kathy to overcome her stage fright. Pauline, from the Grand River Reserve in Ontario, crisscrossed the country, reciting her poems to far-flung communities, making her among the most beloved literary figure of the Edwardian era. The Poet is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique seven-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of seven great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history-some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4-6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics. These books will help students make historical connections while promoting important literacy skills.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553794813
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of REBEL - GABRIEL DUMONT
REBEL - GABRIEL DUMONT
By: david robertson | Published: March 2014

For Tyrese, history class is the lowest point of his school day. This is, until his friend Levi reveals a secret -- a secret that brings history alive...

For Tyrese, history class is the lowest point of his school day. This is, until his friend Levi reveals a secret -- a secret that brings history alive, in the form of one Gabriel Dumont. Through Dumont, a great Metis leader of the Northwest Resistance, the boys experience a bison hunt, a skirmish with the Blackfoot, and encounter with the great Louis Riel, and, ultimately, a great battle at Batoche, Saskatchewan. The Rebel is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique seven-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of seven great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history-some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4-6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics. These books will help students make historical connections while promoting important literacy skills.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553794769
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of SCOUT - TOMMY PRINCE
SCOUT - TOMMY PRINCE
By: david robertson | Published: March 2014

A search down a wooded path for a well-hit baseball turns into an encounter between Pamela and a veteran soldier standing in front of a monument. The ...

A search down a wooded path for a well-hit baseball turns into an encounter between Pamela and a veteran soldier standing in front of a monument. The statue commemorates the heroism of Sgt. Tommy Prince, the most decorated Aboriginal soldier in Canada. Pamela is curious, and the veteran is happy to regale her with the story of the expert marksman and tracker, renowned for his daring and bravery in World War II and the Korean War. The Scout is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique seven-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of seven great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history-some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4-6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics. These books will help students make historical connections while promoting important literacy skills.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553794783
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of STRANGERS
STRANGERS
By: david robertson | Published: November 2017

A supernatural mystery set in a First Nations community.

Theme: Murder, Paranormal, Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553796763
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of SUGAR FALLS - A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL STORY
SUGAR FALLS - A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL STORY
By: david robertson | Published: May 2021

From Governor-General's Award-winning writer David A. Robertson comes this special edition of the timeless graphic novel that introduced the world to ...

From Governor-General's Award-winning writer David A. Robertson comes this special edition of the timeless graphic novel that introduced the world to the awe-inspiring resilience of Betty Ross, and shared her story of strength, family, and culture. A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school. There she was forced to endure abuse and indignity, but Betsy recalled the words her father spoke to her at Sugar Falls--words that gave her the resilience, strength, and determination to survive. Sugar Falls is based on the true story of Betty Ross, Elder from Cross Lake First Nation. We wish to acknowledge, with the utmost gratitude, Betty's generosity in sharing her story. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sugar Falls goes to support the bursary program for The Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation. This 10th-anniversary edition brings David A. Robertson's national bestseller to life in full colour, with a foreword by Senator Murrary Sinclair, Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and a touching afterword from Elder Betty Ross herself.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553799757
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Indigenous
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Book cover of WHEN WE WERE ALONE
WHEN WE WERE ALONE
By: david robertson | Published: February 2017

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braid...

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength. When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People's Literature (Illustrated Books) category, and was nominated for the TD Canadian's Children's Literature Award.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553796732
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of WILL I SEE
WILL I SEE
By: david robertson | Published: December 2016

"May, a young teenage girl, traverses the city streets, finding keepsakes in different places along her journey. When May and her kookum make these ke...

"May, a young teenage girl, traverses the city streets, finding keepsakes in different places along her journey. When May and her kookum make these keepsakes into a necklace, it opens a world of danger and fantasy. While May fights against a terrible reality, she learns that there is strength in the spirit of those that have passed. But will that strength be able to save her? A story of tragedy and beauty, Will I See illuminates the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Based on the story by Iskwae and Erin Leslie."--

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781553796749
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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$18.95
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