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Northwest Coast Legends
Peace Dancer
By (author): Roy Henry Vickers Illustrated by: Roy Henry Vickers By (author): Robert Budd
9781550177398 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 6 JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General May 28, 2016
$19.95 CAD
Active 12 x 8.25 x 0.35 in 40 pages 18 colour illustrations Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd. Harbour Publishing
 
Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award 2017, Short-listed Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize 2017, Short-listed Selected for IBBY Canada’s catalogue From Sea to Sea to Sea: Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books, a collection of 100 recommended picture books by Indigenous authors 2018

The children of the Tsimshian village of Kitkatla love to play at being hunters, eager for their turn to join the grown-ups. But when they capture and mistreat a crow, the Chief of the Heavens, angered at their disrespect, brings down a powerful storm.


The rain floods the Earth and villagers have no choice but to abandon their homes and flee to their canoes. As the seas rise, the villagers tie themselves to the top of Anchor Mountain, where they pray for days on end and promise to teach their children to value all life. The storm stops and the waters recede. From that point on, the villagers appoint a chief to perform the Peace Dance at every potlatch and, with it, pass on the story of the flood and the importance of respect.


With eighteen new illustrations from Roy Henry Vickers and exceptional narrative, Peace Dancer will delight readers of all ages and add to the collection of global flood stories.

Roy Henry Vickers is a renowned carver, painter, printmaker and storyteller. He is the illustrator and co-author of Harbour Publishing’s popular children’s First West Coast Book series and Northwest Coast Legends series, the latter of which were all shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award: Raven Brings the Light in 2014, Cloudwalker in 2015, Orca Chief in 2016 and Peace Dancer in 2017. His other books include Storyteller (Harbour Publishing, 2014) and Voices from the Skeena (Harbour Publishing, 2019). He lives in Hazelton, BC.

Roy Henry Vickers is a renowned carver, painter, printmaker and storyteller. He is the illustrator and co-author of Harbour Publishing’s popular children’s First West Coast Book series and Northwest Coast Legends series, the latter of which were all shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award: Raven Brings the Light in 2014, Cloudwalker in 2015, Orca Chief in 2016 and Peace Dancer in 2017. His other books include Storyteller (Harbour Publishing, 2014) and Voices from the Skeena (Harbour Publishing, 2019). He lives in Hazelton, BC.

Robert (Lucky) Budd is the co-author of both the Northwest Coast Legends series and First West Coast Book series and the author of Voices of British Columbia (Douglas & McIntyre, 2010), which was shortlisted for the 2011 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award, and its sequel, Echoes of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing, 2014), which won second prize in the BC Historical Federation’s writing competition in 2014. He is also co-author of Voices from the Skeena (Harbour Publishing, 2019). He lives in Victoria, BC.

"Parents and teachers will enjoy sharing Peace Dancer with children. It is a fine book, and Harbour Publishing can be proud of their achievement. Highly recommended."
~ Dr. Gregory Bryan, CM Magazine, October 2016 (Peace Dancer received 4 out of 4 stars)

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