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On the trapline / written by David A. Robertson ; illustrated by Julie Flett.

Robertson, David, 1977- (author.). Flett, Julie, (illustrator.).


A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award-winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers. A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and live off the land, and it was where Moshom grew up. As they embark on their northern journey, the child repeatedly asks his grandfather, "Is this your trapline?" Along the way, the boy finds himself imagining what life was like two generations ago -- a life that appears to be both different from and similar to his life now. This is a heartfelt story about memory, imagination and intergenerational connection that perfectly captures the experience of a young child's wonder as he is introduced to places and stories that hold meaning for his family.--Amazon.

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  • ISBN: 9780735266681
  • ISBN: 0735266689
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : Tundra Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Awards Note:
Governer General's Award for English language children's literature, 2021
Subject: Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child > Juvenile fiction.
Memory > Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Hunting > Juvenile fiction.
Cree boys > Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers > Fiction.
Grandparent and child > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Hunting > Fiction.
Picture books.
Grands-pères > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Grands-parents et enfants > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Autochtones > Canada > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Cree boys.
Grandparent and child.
Indians of North America > Hunting.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs.
Indigenous peoples.
Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Cree Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Native peoples > Juvenile fiction.
Family > Juvenile fiction.
Trapping > Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers > Fiction.
Cree Indians > Fiction.
Native peoples > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Trapping > Fiction.
Norway House Cree Nation > Juvenile fiction.
Norway House Cree Nation.
Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Canada > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books for children.
picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books.
Livres d'images.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library P ALASKA ROB (Text) 000164531 Children's Library -- Picture Book Checked out 05/23/2023

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