The Song Within My Heart by David Bouchard

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A stunning picture book that celebrates life, family relations, and determination to preserve traditions and heritage.
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Renowned Native painter Allen Sapp's inspired and stunning artwork beautifully complements this sweet story of a boy preparing for his first powwow. The young boy's Nokum -- his beloved grandmother -- guides him through the events of the day and helps him to understand what the singing and dancing are about. Award-winning author David Bouchard adds rhythmic and informative text based on remembrances from Allen Sapp's own Cree childhood. A portion of the royalties for The Song Within My Heart will be donated to the Indian Federated College.
 

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Allen Sapp is a Cree painter who grew up on the Red Pheasant Reserve in the 1930s and now lives and works in nearby North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and has held exhibitions across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. He has won many awards and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Three of his paintings were selected for UNICEF's 1996 Christmas card series. David Bouchard is a sought-after speaker and writer who has written more than 20 illustrated books for children with total sales of 500,000 copies. They include the classics The Elders Are Watching and Qu'Appelle.
 
Published March 7, 2003 by Raincoast Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs.
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on Jul 15 2015

A stunning picture book that celebrates life, family relations, and determination to preserve traditions and heritage.

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