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Westcoast Strong Nations Stories
Westcoast Strong Nations Stories
Westcoast Strong Nations Stories
Westcoast Strong Nations Stories
Westcoast Strong Nations Stories

Westcoast Strong Nations Stories

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The Great Blanket of Moss 

Written by Celestine Aleck and Illustrated by Joel Good

In this Coast Salish story, to make up for her children's rudeness to Snow, Mother Tree gives up her life as a tree and transforms into a great blanket of moss. The moss blanket protects the younger trees from Snow's anger. Respect for the wisdom of the elders is a theme woven throughout this delightful story that will appeal to readers of all ages. 

About the Author: Celestine Aleck, Sahiltiniye descends from Snuneymuxw First Nation. She has been an artist most of her life which has taught to learn facts and then add imagination when writing stories.

About the Illustrator: Joel Good is a wood carver from the Snuneymuxw First Nation. He learned how to carve wood from his father who is a master carver and historian. All of his designs come from traditional Coast Salish stories using traditional colours. 

Spirit Bear 

Written and Illustrated by Bill Helin

One spring day the forest animals gathered with Mother Bear to meet her two new cubs. As they emerged from the den, Raven gifted a sacred white feather (a symbol of peace and harmony) to one of them. This beautifully illustrated story a little spirit bear is written in lyrical text and will appeal to readers of all ages. 

About the Author: Bill Helin (Tlingit/Tsimshian/Norwegian). I've always loved illustration since I was a little boy. My art career became cultural when I was in my early twenties and has evolved into a rewarding creative lifestyle that includes hand engraved jewelry, wood carving and design. I love writing and illustrating children's story and education books, it is a very rewarding journey.

Raven Returns the Daylight

Written and Illustrated by Bill Helin

In this beautifully illustrated chapter book, Bill Helin tells the story of how Raven freed the sun, moon, and stars. The Chief of Darkness had thought he was clever enough to keep them all hidden away. Discover how Raven shows how clever he can be as he transforms himself to return daylight to the world. 

About the Author: Bill Helin (Tlingit/Tsimshian/Norwegian). I've always loved illustration since I was a little boy. My art career became cultural when I was in my early twenties and has evolved into a rewarding creative lifestyle that includes hand engraved jewelry, wood carving and design. I love writing and illustrating children's story and education books, it is a very rewarding journey.

 

Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together

Written by Celestine Aleck - Illustrated by Joel Good

In this Coast Salish story, a wolf pup is transformed into a raven so that he can help his mother hunt during the long winter months. When the times of hardship is over, the Creator agrees to make the transformation permanate. To this day, you can hear the wolf family calling out to say goodnight to the raven who watches over them.

About the Author: Celestine Aleck, Sahiltiniye descends from Snuneymuxw First Nation. She has been an artist most of her life which has taught to learn facts and then add imagination when writing stories.

About the Illustrator: Joel Good is a wood carver from the Snuneymuxw First Nation. He learned how to carve wood from his father who is a master carver and historian. All of his designs come from traditional Coast Salish stories using traditional colours. 

  

Dimensions:

Width: 15 cm

Height: 22.7 cm