Peace Dancer

Peace Dancer

By Robert Budd, Roy Henry Vickers
$19.95


Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (2017), Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize (2017), 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.


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550177398
Hardback
12.0 in x 8.25 in - 40 pp

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Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (2017), Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize (2017), 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.

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Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550177398
Hardback
12.0 in x 8.25 in - 40 pp