Thanks to the Animals (Anniversary)

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Product Details

Price
$9.95  $9.25
Publisher
Tilbury House Publishers
Publish Date
Pages
36
Dimensions
8.8 X 9.8 X 0.1 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780884487531

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About the Author

Allen Sockabasin is a Passamaquoddy who devotes much of his time to teaching and preserving the Passamaquoddy language. A master musician, he has written, performed, and recorded Passamaquoddy stories and songs. He has been a tribal governor, a member of the tribal council, director of child welfare for his tribe, and a health educator. In 2010, he received the Sampson Center Catalyst for Change Award, which recognizes those who work for human and civil rights in Maine. His is the father of five grown children and a young son named Zoo Sap.
Rebekah Raye is an artist beloved for her bird and animal paintings and sculpture, derived from her affinity with the natural world around her studio in East Blue Hill, Maine. In Rebekah's words, "My early interest in animals of all kinds continues to be the focus of my painting and sculpture. Our pet chickens, geese, and cats--as well as the wild fox, bobcat, crows, and deer--are my inspiration. The more I learn about the animals I paint, the more I understand how we are all related." Rebekah's award-winning children's books include The Very Best Bed, Bear-ly There, The Secret Pool, and Swimming Home, all published by Tilbury House.

Reviews

This delightful story is wonderful example of both the subtle directness and the deep awareness of our relation to the natural world that characterizes the very best American Indian traditional storytelling. Allen's voice is both gentle and strong. I can't think of a book I could recommend more highly for anyone who wants to give a young reader a true picture of the Native way of seeing, teaching, and understanding.--Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 100 books, many of which reflect his American Indian (Abenaki) ancestry, including the young adult novel Killer of Enemies.
Sockabasin weaves a powerful story of paternal love while simultaneously expressing the mutual respect between his Passamaquoddy culture and the natural world.-- "School Library Journal"
...a perfect bedtime story.-- "Multicultural Review"
Sockabasin's tale is richly delineated by Raye's evocative images. A tale for the seasons!-- "Native Peoples"