Tapwe and the Magic Hat

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Product Details
$17.95  $16.69
Greystone Kids
Publish Date
6.1 X 8.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Buffy Sainte-Marie is a world-renowned and Academy Award-winning Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator, and visual artist. Her picture books for kids include Hey LIttle Rockabye, illustrated by Ben Hodson, and (forthcoming) Still This Love Goes On And On, illustrated by Julie Flett.

Michelle Alynn Clement is an award-winning book designer and illustrator from Vancouver, BC.


"Full of native songs, dances and magical creatures, this silly story is an immersion into a Cree folkloric world... Cree words are easily understood through context clues, and there's a glossary at the end.....for readers who enjoy trickster tales, or for units on tricksters in different cultures....and larger collections looking to add more Native American fiction."
-- Youth Services Book Review

"Endearing characters and cheerful illustrations bring this humorous, engaging story to life. A great read- aloud for both children and adults."
--Booklist Review

"Beautiful, poignant and poetic. This story will weave its way into the hearts and minds of readers for generations."
--Monique Gray Smith, author of My Heart Fills With Happiness

"Offer[s] much to admire and cherish, twining Indigenous beliefs and traditions with descriptions of reserve life as well as lessons around family and the natural world."
--Publishers Weekly

"An adventure story that is both relatable and enlightening for young readers.Beautifully written with humor and energy, children will relate to the twists and turns along the way, all accompanied by beautiful black and white illustrations. The book includes a glossary and pronunciation guide of Cree words as well as a message to parents and teachers about trickster stories, making this an excellent read-aloud book for classrooms as well."