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 on July 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.

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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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