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About the Author
From Listuguj, Quebec, Brandon Mitchell is the founder of Birch Bark Comics and creator of the Sacred Circles comic series, which draws on his Mi'kmaq heritage. He has written five books with the Healthy Aboriginal Network, (Lost Innocence, Drawing Hope, River Run, Making it Right, and Emily's Choice). Brandon has written and illustrated Jean-Paul's Daring Adventure: Stories from Old Mobile for the University of Alabama, as well as two Mi'qmaq language-based stories for the Listuguj Education Directorate. He has also completed an art installation for Heritage and Culture New Brunswick. Brandon currently resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick.@writerbrandonmitchell
Veronika Barinova (she/her/hers) is an emerging illustrator currently living in Calgary. She has a Bachelor in Visual Communication Design from the Alberta University of the Arts, and works primarily in digital media. Born in Moscow, Russia, Veronika is inspired by the 90s, occult fiction, and Slavic folk tales. Her work focuses on creating engaging characters and immersive worlds for readers, and her stories often have mystical or supernatural themes with a comedic undertone. Her work appears in Giju's Gift from the graphic novel series Adventures of the Pugulatmu'j.
Britt Wilson (she/her/hers) is a ceramic artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and letterer. A graduate from Sheridan College, Britt is the author/illustrator of Britt Wilson's Greatest Book on Earth, Ghost Queen, and Cat Dad, King of the Goblins. An expressive letterer, her whimsical style in the mini-series Fionna and Cake (Boom! Studios) was nominated for a Harvey and Eisner award. She lives in Toronto with her family, two cats, and way too many houseplants.
Among School Library Journal's suggested graphic novels and resources centering the Native American experience.-- "School Library Journal"
What a read! What an adventure! Giju's Gift is a treasure filled with knowledge, insight, and a little bit of terror. I loved it!! Brandon Mitchell and Veronika Barinova have knocked it out of the park and given us something special that everyone can learn from.--Richard Van Camp, Author of A Blanket of Butterflies and Three Feathers
Among CBC Book's 33 Canadian Picture Books to Watch for in Spring 2022-- "CBC Books"
Among The Globe and Mail's Kid's Gift Guide (2022)-- "The Globe and Mail"
An action-adventure graphic novel...about the power and love that memories contain. Highly recommended.-- "CM Association"