Book List in Order:25 titles

  • The incantatory verse that animates this song of praise to a mother who kept the magic of the powwow alive for her son's generation casts a spell, to be sure, but Leonard Paul's stunning paintings of dancers in full-feathered dress and face paint ecl...


  • Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers, the sequel to the Seven Sacred Teachings, warns of voices we can expect to hear in our dreamtime – voices that do not represent the Sacred Teachings.These are the voices of Seven Deceivers who are spoken of by ...


  • The Seven Sacred Teachings is a message of traditional values and hope for the future. The Teachings are universal to most First Nation peoples. These Teachings are aboriginal communities from coast to coast. They are a link that ties First Nation, I...


  • There are as many Creation stories as there are First Nations on Turtle Island. The story of a Great Flood is known to indigenous people in every corner of the world. But what about the Moon? Who made her? What was her intended purpose?Beneath Raven ...


  • I am often asked how a person comes to know their totem. When I am, I answer by asking this question: "If at night, before you close your eyes to travel to your dream time, if then you picture one of your wild cousins to whom you might ask guidance o...


  • What would it be like if more than two dozen different wild animals from around the world got together to boast about their senses? David Bouchard delivers a unique exploration of the realm of the senses in 25 animal portraits. In warm, lyrical vers...


  • Names should be respected. They should be valued. They should be honoured. When a name is given to an adult, it is often given based on the life that person has lived. The name is a statement about the person he or she has become. When a name is giv...


  • Before two leggeds walked on Mother Earth there was a great cold. The animals formed a council; someone had to seek help from the Creator. Rainbow Crow, a most colorful bird, was selected because he had a beautiful voice that would surely impress th...


  • French/Cree edition of Rainbow Crow. Before two leggeds walked on Mother Earth there was a great cold. The animals formed a council; someone had to seek help from the Creator. Rainbow Crow, a most colorful bird, was selected because he had a beauti...






  • Canada's three most well-known and respected Metis artists collaborate in this heart wrenching telling of what it means to be Metis. Best-selling, award winning Metis poet David Bouchard, once again makes books and culture available to all ages in ...


  • First Nation Communities Read Selection 2010 Resource Links Best Books 2010 A VOYA 2010 'Perfect Ten' Book The Powwow is a time-honored Native American custom. It is a celebration of life and spirituality, a remembrance of traditions, uniting a p...


  • Have you danced the round dance yet? Of course you have - you're in my dream. You've danced in circles next to me You now know things aren't as they seem. Beloved children's author David Bouchard has teamed up with emerging writer Shelly Willier to...


  • Before the angels stars grew dim And wondering hunters heard their hymn One mystic flute - one hundred drums One message clear, "A King has come!" Not one had ever seen the like By light of day or moon of night Before the angels stars grew dim...


  • Will you walk with me, Grandmother? Will you talk with me a while? I'm finding life confusing And I'm looking for some answers To questions all around me At that school and on the street. You have always been here for me Will you help me learn to ...


  • When Etienne takes his cousin out to play street hockey for the first time, he has a lot of explaining to do. Street hockey is nothing like ice hockey. Everyone has to wear a No. 9 Canadiens hockey sweater, but beyond that, the game has more to do wi...


  • Listen to the beating drum It tells a hundred stories Of our people, of our homeland Some of birds and beasts and sweet grass. Close your eyes and listen You might come to hear a story That no one hears but you alone A story of your very own. Reno...




  • This is a one-of-a-kind fairy. No gauzy dresses or flowing tresses for her. No delicate wand with a sparkly tip. She rides a Harley and brandishes a wand of leather. Her hair flies behind her in long braids. Her job is to look after the magical need ...





  • In the follow-up to the 1994 bestseller, If You're Not from the Prairie, award-winning author David Bouchard has teamed up with well-known artist Peter Shostak to once again explore in verse and image the prairie experience that is so cherished in th...



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    "History meets myth in this inspiring tale of friendship, loyalty and transformation, as Qu Yuan, celebrated poet-in-exile of ancient China, and a sea dragon in the guise of a mermaid develop a curious friendship."...