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OUT OF PRINT
ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-154-9
ISBN 10: 1-55017-154-2
Audio cassette
60 minutes
2.75 x 4.25
1996
CAD$12.95 • USD$12.95

Loon and Raven Tales

read by Anne Cameron
Anne Cameron's retellings of west coast Native legends have delighted young and old alike in book form. Now the author herself reads them on audio cassette.

Book Description

When Anne Cameron was growing up, she befriended Klopinum, a Native elder in her Vancouver Island town. Klopinum entertained her young friend with her people's stories of the way things were when the world was young, and Anne was so fascinated that Klopinum requested, when she became a grown woman herself, that she pass the stories on to the children of her time.

These are stories of how Raven freed the moon when an old fisherwoman trapped it in a cedar chest; of how Loon lost her voice while she was rescuing daylight from evil spirits who had taken it prisoner; of how the world's water disappeared, and it was up to Raven to release it from the belly of a giant frog; of the love between Orca and Osprey, and how their union produced a new animal, which we call the killer whale. All these and more, are heard on Loon and Raven Tales, where for the first time we can hear the humour and wisdom of Anne Cameron's prose shine through in the author's captivating readings of classic west coast lore.