Morning on the Lake

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Jan Bourdeau Waboose
Illustrator(s):
Karen Rexzuch
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Kids Can Press
ISBN:
978-1550745887
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

In the first of three linked stories, an Ojibway young boy and his grandfather set out in a birchbark canoe early one spring morning. Together, they discover the peaceful beauty of the lake. In the second story, the sun rises high in the summer sky as they climb a rocky cliff for a bird's-eye view of the land. And, finally, as an autumn night descends, they venture into the woods. Under the patient and gentle guidance of his grandfather, the boy gradually comes to respect the ways of nature and to understand his own place in the world.

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