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I Hope / nipakosêyimon
Dual language (English & Plains Cree)
By (author): Monique Gray Smith Illustrated by: Gabrielle Grimard Translated by: Dolores Greyeyes Sand
Monique Gray Smith ,

Illustrated by :

Gabrielle Grimard ,

Translated by :

Dolores Greyeyes Sand

Imprint:

Orca Book Publishers - Victoria

ISBN:

9781459833258

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
Sep 13, 2022
Print Run: 5000
$21.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

9in x 9 x 0.25 in | 200 gr

Page Count:

32 pages

Illustrations:

17 Colour illustrations
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction|Plains Cree|Children’s picture books|Early years: people who help us|Early years: family|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Emotions, moods and feelings|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: First experiences and growing up|Interest age: from c 3 years|Relating to childhood
North America
  • Short Description
This beautifully illustrated dual-language picture book, written by award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, explores all the hopes adults have for the children in their lives. In English and Plains Cree.
My world is full of hope for you.

Poignant words from award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith about all the hopes adults have for the young people in their lives.

The hopes we have for the children in our lives are endless. We want our young people to thrive and experience all that life has to offer, but we also feel protective of them. Using simple but powerful statements, Monique Gray Smith delivers a touching message about loving, nurturing and wishing the best for our children. Paired with Gabrielle Grimard's warm and enchanting illustrations, the message in I Hope will resonate with all parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this picture book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.


Praise for Monique Gray Smith:

?“Joyful and tender...celebrates the activities that bring gladness through family and cultural connections.”—School Library Journal, starred review for My Heart Fills With Happiness?

“Smith's text is heartwarming!”—Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature for You Hold Me Up

“Gentle…Notably centering Indigenous families and characters of color in personal and communal activities—and encouraging readers to evaluate their actions toward others.”—Publisher's Weekly for When We Are Kind

?“Smith tackles difficult and complex conversations with straightforwardness and compassion.”—School Library Journal, starred review for Speaking Our Truth

Key Selling Points

  • Simple, straightforward text outlines essential hopes that adults have for the young ones they love and asks young readers what hopes they have for themselves.
  • Monique Gray Smith in an award-winning, bestselling author and advocate for the mental health and well-being of all children.
  • Carefully constructed text addresses aspirations from a safe place to sleep to a life full of love.
  • The author’s When We Are Kind was a Quill & Quire Best Book of the Year, and My Heart Fills With Happiness won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize.
  • The illustrator has been nominated for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award.
  • Also available in French and English editions.

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of twins. Monique is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker. Her first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Her books for young readers include When We Are Kind, You Hold Me Up, Speaking Our Truth and My Heart Fills With Happiness, which won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. Monique and her family are blessed to live on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia.

Gabrielle Grimard has been drawing since she was young. Her passion for drawing and painting led her to pursue studies in fine arts and arts education at Concordia University. After she had her first child, she began her career as an illustrator. She is the illustrator of The Library Bus, which is a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist, and Stolen Words, which was a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year, and the winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award. She lives in Waterville, Quebec, with her family.

As a first-language speaker of Plains Cree (nêhiyawêwin), translator Dolores Greyeyes Sand has devoted her career to teaching and promoting Cree language and cultural literacy at every opportunity, proudly following the path laid by her late mother, Dr Freda Ahenakew CM, SOM.

“Comforting, encouraging sentiments that adult readers and their little ones will appreciate.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Grimard’s artwork along with Gray Smith’s messages of hope create a synergy and context…Together they successfully teach intangible moments.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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