Morning on the Lake by Jan Bourdeau Waboose

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In the first of three linked stories, a young boy and his grandfather set out in a birchbark canoe early one spring morning. Together, they discover the peaceful beauty of the lake. In the second story, the sun rises high in the summer sky as they climb a rocky cliff for a bird's-eye view of the land. And, finally, as an autumn night descends, they venture into the woods. Under the patient and gentle guidance of his grandfather, the boy gradually comes to respect the ways of nature and to understand his own place in the world.

About Jan Bourdeau Waboose

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Jan Bourdeau Wabooseis a First Nations writer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Karen Reczuch has illustrated many award winning children's books, including Morning on the Lake and The Dust Bowl, winner of the 1997 Toronto Chapter I.O.D.E. Award. She lives in Acton, Ontario with her two children.
Published September 1, 1997 by Kids Can Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This tale conveys to readers how a morning glide through still lake waters in a canoe, amid haze and reeds, can be more valuable than actually reaching any destination.

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In overly lengthy prose, a Native American boy relates his encounters with wild creatures in three episodes: ""Morning,"" ""Noon"" and ""Night."" Under the tutelage of his grandfather, the boy discovers mystical bonds with various animals Waboose's (Where Only the Elders Go-Moon Lake Loon Lake) w...

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