Rainbow Crow

By David Bouchard; David Jean
(Red Deer Press, Hardcover, 9780889954588, 32pp.)

Publication Date: November 2011

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Description

Before two-leggeds walked on Mother Earth there was a great cold. The animals formed a council; someone had to seek help from the Creator.


Rainbow Crow, a most colorful bird, was selected because he had a beautiful voice that would surely impress the Creator. He flew into the heavens and won fire from above. But on the way back the fire began to burn his plumage black and destroy his beautiful voice. But Rainbow Crow persevered, bringing the life-saving fire safely back to his friends.

 




About the Author

An acclaimed author of children’s books, David Bouchard is also a champion of literacy. This former teacher and school principal has written more than 50 books. Many of them combine poetry, prose and visual arts, and explore topics such as the environment, history and the traditions and cultures of Aboriginal communities. In April 2009, Bouchard was named as a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as an author of children’s books and an advocate who has championed the cause of reading and writing, and who has shared his pride as a member of the Métis community through his stories."




Praise For Rainbow Crow

Praise for THE DRUM CALLS SOFTLY
“With paired verses in English and Cree matched to broad, finely detailed scenes of dancing silhouettes placed against semi-abstract backgrounds, this illustrated poem compellingly invites readers to join the Round Dance at a powwow.” – KIRKUS REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR THE LONG POWWOW NIGHTS
“This is a multisensory and multicultural gem. It utilizes poetry, music, and art to relate a story of powwow and intergenerational connection… Teachers of all levels and disciplines will be able to utilize this resource as a springboard for a variety of creative activities for students. The reader will be left with new insight into a traditional powwow with its mystic dancers and a daughter's remembrance of her mother through the ritual. The young at heart of all ages will relish this truly sensitive celebration of heritage and culture. This unique resource is a must for the library for youth.” - VOYA

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