Jeff Pinkney likes to be out in his canoe or on his mountain bike on forest trails. He holds an English degree from Trent University, is a former newspaper columnist and currently works as a business advisor in Peterborough, Ontario. Jeff's Echoes, Soapstone Porcupine and Soapstone Signs, draw on Jeff's experiences while traveling as a development consultant in Canada's James Bay Frontier, where he acquired a deep appreciation for the culture and the landscape. Jeff is an emerging poet, writer and an amateur stone carver. He and his wife, Leslie, share a brood of three story-loving daughters. For more information, visit www.jeffpinkney.com.
"Soapstone Porcupine will add value to any school library, public library or home library. Readers will learn about the way of life for people of a James Bay Cree community and learn parts of the Moose Cree language. This book is perfect for the young reader ready to read independently. " - CM Magazine
"A quiet tale about a sensitive soul." - Kirkus Reviews
"This book provides a great way to learn new words in Cree, as there are several words in Cree used throughout the book, which are in a pronunciation guide at the end." - Resource Links
"The integration of the Cree language and representation of a contemporary Cree family is laudable and something not often seen in chapter books." - School Library Journal
"Offers insight to the Cree culture. Recommended." - School Library Connection
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