The Thundermaker

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ISBN: 9781771086196

The Thundermaker

  Artist :   Alan Syliboy    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Mi’kmaw artist Alan Syliboy’s The Thundermaker is based on Alan’s spectacular mixed-media exhibit of the same name. In the book, Big Thunder teaches his son, Little Thunder, about the important responsibility he has making thunder for his people. Little Thunder learns about his Mi’kmaw identity through his father’s teachings and his mother’s traditional stories. Syliboy’s spectacular, vibrant artwork brings the story of Little Thunder to vivid life.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771086196
Item NB1381
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on May 31 2018
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight135(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.

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)

Award Winners & Nominees

Best Books for Kids and Teens, Spring

Shortlisted Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration