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Still This Love Goes On
By (author): Buffy Sainte-Marie Illustrated by: Julie Flett
Buffy Sainte-Marie ,

Illustrated by :

Julie Flett


Greystone Kids



Product Form:


Form detail:

Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Sep 27, 2022
$22.95 CAD


11.25in x 9.15 x 0.65 in | 480 gr

Page Count:

40 pages


Full color illustrations throughout
Greystone Books
Greystone Kids
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American

A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2022!

"A love letter to family, home, and Indigenous traditions ? This story reminds readers of the joy we experience upon returning to those whom we love and who love us."—Kirkus STARRED Review

From Cree-Métis artist Julie Flett and Academy Award-winning icon Buffy Sainte-Marie comes a celebration of Indigenous community, and the enduring love we hold for the people and places we are far away from.

Based on Sainte-Marie's song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On combines Flett's breathtaking art with vivid lyrics to craft a stunning portrait of a Cree worldview. At the heart of this picture book is a gentle message about missing our loved ones, and the promise of seeing each other again.

This gem of a picture book features:

  • Sheet music of Buffy Sainte-Marie?s beloved song
  • Notes from Sainte-Marie and Flett about their inspiration for the song and illustrations

Brimming with love for community and the land, Still This Love Goes On is destined to be read and sung for generations.

  • A dream team: Buffy Sainte-Marie and Julie Flett are both highly celebrated and well-respected artists.
  • Based on the beloved song from Indigenous icon and Academy Award winning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie.
  • Illustrated by critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Cree-Métist artist Julie Flett, whose three most recent books, We All Play, On the Trapline, and Birdsong received many starred reviews and were all named best books of the year by multiple major outlets.
  • Sheet music and a personal note from Buffy Sainte-Marie: Includes a note about the meaning and significance of the song from its creator.
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie (author) has a degree in education and founded the Nihewan Foundation for Native American Education.
  • Celebrates Indigenous experience in its depiction of place, traditions, and community.
  • Stunning illustrations that are instantly recognizable as the work of Julie Flett.

Buffy Sainte-Marie is a world-renowned and Academy Award-winning Cree singer–songwriter, activist, educator, and visual artist. Her other books for kids include Hey Little Rockabye, illustrated by Ben Hodson, and Tâpwê and the Magic Hat.

Julie Flett is a Cree–Métis author, illustrator, and artist who has received numerous awards for her books, including two Governor General’s Awards and the American Indian Library Association Award. Her work has been reviewed widely, including in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly. Her books Birdsong and We All Play, also published by Greystone Kids, earned multiple starred reviews and appeared on many best of the year lists.

  • National Media Campaign
  • Influencer Outreach Campaign (Bookstagram and TikTok)
  • Digital and Print Advertising Campaign
  • Major Promotion at Select National School/Library/Bookseller Conferences
  • Extensive Outreach to Key Educators and Library Contacts
  • Edelweiss E-Galley Promotion
  • Educator and Library Blogger Campaign
  • F&G Mailing Campaign
  • Greystone Kids E-Newsletter and Social Features
  • SEO Optimization for Digital Consumers

"Flett?s signature style—with its nature-evoking colors, simple, sweeping lines, and expansive composition? suggests movement into limitless space and time? Gorgeous."
Horn Book STARRED Review

"This ode to Indigenous culture and the deeply rooted experience of reservation life speaks to the experience of holding a place dear throughout life's seasons... hinting at a love for and connection to home that "goes on and on"... Encourages readers to think about the people and places you love most in your own life."
Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

"Perfect for bedtime reading... [An] excellent option... for parents looking for something to read with their young children, and especially those looking for books by Indigenous authors."
Quill & Quire

"A love letter to family, home, and Indigenous traditions."
Kirkus STARRED Review

"A heartfelt ode to finding meaning in traditions and the ways love and memories can endure."
Booklist Review

"Highly recommended. If Still This Love Goes On is not on your must-buy list yet, put it there right now. Better yet, order it, right now! ...A magnificent gift to us all."
—American Indians in Children's Literature

"Beautiful... celebrates familial love and nature... gorgeous and joyous... would make a lovely gift to a new parent."
Book Riot

Praise for We All Play, written and illustrated by Julie Flett

"The Cree-Métis Flett pairs rhythmic alliterative verse about animals at play with repeating silhouettes of frolicking children to celebrate our interconnectedness."
The New York Times

"Lively and beautifully illustrated."

"Cree-Métis artist Flett starts with quiet, elegant portraits of animals.... In spare compositions, [she] aptly underlines [the kinship between animals and people] by showing animals and humans embracing play in similar ways."
Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

"Everyone loves to play! Award-winning author/illustrator Flett shares the joyful antics of young animals as they romp in much the same way as human children. Simple text and bold, graphic illustrations celebrate our interconnection with the creatures who share our world."
Kirkus STARRED Review

Praise for Birdsong, written and illustrated by Julie Flett


"Flett's simple story explores the difficulties of moving but also shows young readers how new friends can sometimes ease them; that this friendship is an intergenerational one between fellow artists is an especially sweet touch.... Emotionally stunning."
Kirkus STARRED Review

"Simple and profound, this tender story is a reminder that finding a new friend can make a new place feel like home. Highly recommended for purchase."
School Library Journal STARRED Review

"Flett's subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons. Cree-Métis words (defined in a small glossary) add an intimate layer of identity to the child's lustrous narration, which shines against the spare beauty of rich illustrations by Flett (who is Cree-Métis)."
Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

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Also Available

We All Play Julie Flett 9781771646079 $22.95 CAD May 25, 2021
Birdsong Julie Flett 9781771644730 $22.95 CAD Sep 30, 2019

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