Mi’kmaw Animals

Alan Syliboy

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ISBN: 9781771086417

Mi’kmaw Animals

  Author:   Alan Syliboy    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Alan Syliboy, author of The Thundermaker, showcases his vibrant artwork in this new baby board book. Colourful images depicting Canadian animals like moose, whales, and caribou, and more makes this vibrant book a perfect introduction to the Mi’kmaw language. With English and Mi’kmaw translations for the animal names on every page, babies will enjoy the vivid paintings while they learn new words and discover a bit of Mi’kmaw culture in a fun way.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771086417
Item NB1371
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onJune 7 2018
Language eng
Pages 14
Format Board Book
Dimensions7(in) x 7(in)
Shipping weight208(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Artist Alan Syliboy studied privately with Shirley Bear and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where, twenty-five years later, he was invited to sit on the Board of Governors. Alan looks to the indigenous Mi'kmaw petroglyph tradition for inspiration and develops his own artistic vocabulary out of those forms. He is also the author and illustrator of the celebrated book (and multimedia art show) The Thundermaker, which was shortlisted for First Nations Reads, and more recently the board book Mi'kmaw Animals. He lives in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Quick Quotes

"Books like Mi'kmaw Waisisk = Mi'kmaw Animals play an important role in the reconciliation process, and its purchase should not just be limited to those areas of Canada where Mi'kmaw was once used as a first language." —Canadian Materials Magazine (Winnipeg, MB)
  

"The illustrations are striking and showcase the unique style of renowned Mi'kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy. Highly recommended for personal, school and public libraries that serve preschool clients." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)