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Heritage Group Distribution Fall 2012

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The Salmon Twins
By (author): Caroll Simpson
Caroll Simpson

Imprint:

Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd.

ISBN:

9781927051528

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket
English

Audience:

General Trade : Age (years) 5 - 8
Aug 15, 2012
$19.95 CAD
Out of stock indefinitely

Dimensions:

8.25in x 10.25 x 0.34 in | 380 gr

Page Count:

32 pages
Heritage House Publishing
Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd.
JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
  • Short Description

In her third book inspired by First Nations’ stories, children’s author and illustrator Caroll Simpson explains the significance of community values. She introduces readers to a world of creatures like Sea Lion, Killer Whale, Dogfish and Kingfisher. Her dramatic tale of young twins and their transformation shows how working together keeps a community healthy.

When new twins are born in a mythical Pacific Coast village, everyone celebrates because the birth of twins is a rare occasion; twins are the children of the salmon. But when the twins grow selfish and greedy, Thunderbird transforms them into a Two-Headed Sea Serpent. Can the Serpent’s heads learn to work together? The question becomes more important when the salmon don’t run up the river and the villagers start to go hungry. The Serpent’s heads have to co-operate with each other to solve the mystery and restore the salmon run.

Written for children aged 3 to 10, this charming story is illustrated with Simpson’s distinctive colour paintings that celebrate First Nations culture. A glossary of mythical creatures and sea life provides informative teaching points and invites further exploration of West Coast cultures.

In her third book inspired by First Nations’ stories, children’s author and illustrator Caroll Simpson explains the significance of community values. She introduces readers to a world of creatures like Sea Lion, Killer Whale, Dogfish and Kingfisher. Her dramatic tale of young twins and their transformation shows how working together keeps a community healthy.

When new twins are born in a mythical Pacific Coast village, everyone celebrates because the birth of twins is a rare occasion; twins are the children of the salmon. But when the twins grow selfish and greedy, Thunderbird transforms them into a Two-Headed Sea Serpent. Can the Serpent’s heads learn to work together? The question becomes more important when the salmon don’t run up the river and the villagers start to go hungry. The Serpent’s heads have to co-operate with each other to solve the mystery and restore the salmon run.

Written for children aged 3 to 10, this charming story is illustrated with Simpson’s distinctive colour paintings that celebrate First Nations culture. A glossary of mythical creatures and sea life provides informative teaching points and invites further exploration of West Coast cultures.

Caroll Simpson is the author and illustrator of Coastal Spirit Tales—a series of children's books that take inspiration from the art, mythology, and environment of the Pacific Northwest—and two board books for younger children, Creatures of the Land and Sky and Creatures of the Sea. She is also an educator who taught Indigenous art and drama to elementary school children for over twenty years.

"Salmon Twinsis an original tale steeped in Pacific First Nations tradition and inspired by well-known First Nations art sources such as Hilary Stewart, Bill Reid, Franz Boas, Cheryl Shearar, and Pat Kramer. Simpson’s illustrations are rich in depth and colour and show a definite respect for and understanding of First Nations culture, art, and people." —April Hilland, The Deakin Review of Children's Literature

"I don’t fancy myself an art connoisseur; therefore, I was happy to see a list of resources for those interested in learning more about First Nations art, history, and mythology. There is so much potential for further study, add-on activities, and discussion for homeschoolers or for elementary school classrooms. I highly recommend this gorgeous book for children ages 3 to 8 years old." —Mother Daugher Book Reviews

“I want to say that if anyone has any hesitation in booking Caroll for their school or library they need to hesitate no longer! Caroll's presentation, with beautiful photos of her cabin, the wilderness surrounding it and the local wildlife enthralled everyone. Her personal stories about visiting the aboriginal people to gather material for her books was fascinating and humorous. When her books were read and her beautiful paintings filled the screen, the children and adults in the audience were in awe, and they hung on to every word. In summary, Caroll is a terrific writer, a wonderful artist and a very entertaining speaker, one which which any school or library, would greatly enjoy having as a visiting author.” —Laurie Shaw, Acting Librarian, Kenora Catholic District School Board

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