Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall by Leo Yerxa

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An Indian parent and child move through the forest and over a pond as nature passes from fall to winter.

About Leo Yerxa

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Leo Yerxa was born on the Little Eagle Reserve in northern Ontario. His first book, Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall, was nominated for a Governor General's Award and won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award. His book Ancient Thunder was winner of the 2006 Governor General's Award for Illustration. Yerxa lives in Ottawa.
Published September 1, 1994 by Orchard Books. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As a Native American parent and child travel with their canoe, they find themselves camping out on the night during which fall palpably turns to winter (``The night wind howled a warning/ The moon and stars were swallowed up by dark clouds/ The last leaf fell'').

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