Wolverine and Little Thunder

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ISBN: 9781771087278

Wolverine and Little Thunder

An Eel Fishing Story

  Artist :   Alan Syliboy    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

From the bestselling creator of The Thundermaker comes another adventure featuring Little Thunder and Wolverine—a trickster, who is strong and fierce and loyal. The two are best of friends, even though Wolverine can sometimes get them into trouble. Their favourite pastime is eel fishing, whether it’s cutting through winter ice with a stone axe or catching eels in traditional stone weirs in the summer. But that all changes one night, when they encounter the giant river eel—the eel that is too big to catch. The eel that hunts people!

At once a universal story of friendship and problem-solving, Wolverine and Little Thunder is a contemporary invocation of traditional Mi’kmaw knowledge, reinforcing the importance of the relationship between the Mi’kmaq and eel, a dependable year-round food source traditionally offered to Glooscap, the Creator, for a successful hunt.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771087278
Item NB1437
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onJuly 11 2019
Language eng
Pages 40
Format Hardcover
Dimensions9(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight441(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)