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

"Throughout Wolverine and Little Thunder, the joy and value of friendship is skillfully embedded within an energetic tale. Young readers will benefit from the book's message while simultaneously gaining exposure to an exciting Indigenous creator." —Canadian Review of Materials (Winnipeg, MB)

"A creation story but, even more importantly, a story of a wonderful friendship between Little Thunder and his trickster friend, Wolverine. The luminous illustrations that draw upon the Mi'kmaw petroglyph tradition will enchant young readers." —Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON)

"The artwork, which was inspired by petroglyph traditions, is colourful and full of symbols and pattern. This book is recommended for those libraries that are wishing to expand on their Indigenous collections." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)

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