When the Owl Calls Your Name

Alan Syliboy

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ISBN: 9781774712467

When the Owl Calls Your Name

  Author:   Alan Syliboy    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

“The Owl Song” by Alan Syliboy & the Thundermakers is now a gorgeously illustrated book for all ages, exploring Mi’kmaw spirituality, life and death.

They say when the Owl calls your name
that the Creator is calling you home.

And when the owl comes to you,
he sits and waits until your final breath
Then your journey begins.

From bestselling author Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaw Daily Drum, Wolverine and Little Thunder, The Thundermaker) comes a beautiful new book exploring spirituality, mortality and grieving. An illustrated extended version of his popular song “The Owl Song,” it features imagery inspired by his band Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers’ performance material and an author’s note on Mi’kmaw tradition and Syliboy’s own personal experiences with death. This book for all ages is a poignant depiction of what might happen when the Owl calls your name, and you begin your journey home to the ancestors.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774712467
Item NB1720
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on November 7 2023
Language ENG
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions8(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight243(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. 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

"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