Mi’kmaw Animals

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ISBN: 9781771086417

Mi’kmaw Animals

  Artist :   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
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on June 7 2018
Language eng
Pages 14
Format Board Book
Dimensions7(in) x 7(in)
Shipping weight208(g)
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. This is his second children's book. He lives in Truro, Nova Scotia.

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"Mi'kmaw artist Alan Syliboy, student of Shirley Bear, and translator Lindsay R. Marshall have created a beautiful bilingual father-son story using the traditional petroglyph form for the illustrations." —National Reading Campaign

"This is a beautiful retelling of a legend, and includes text both in English and in Mi'kmaw. The petroglyph-inspired illustrations are bold, and well-suited to the text. This would be a beautiful and useful addition to multicultural collections, most especially those in Canada, but certainly in the United States as well." —Puget Sound Reviews (WA)

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