Author: David Bouchard
Illustrator: Brigitte Lopez
Ravens Greatest Creation by author David Bouchard and illustrated by artists Bridgitte Lopez.
There are as many Creation stories as there are First Nations in North America. This is a Creation story as dreamed and shared by Order of Canada recipient and Métis author David Bouchard. In true Métis fashion and in the traditional way of storytelling, Bouchard introduces readers to Sky World, Earth People, Raven, Turtle Island and one clear vision as to how two-leggeds (humankind) came to be. As in so many of his award-winning books, Bouchard carefully selects the best in visual and musical Aboriginal artists to accompany his tellings. In this book, readers will experience the passion and talents of Cherokee artist Brigitte Lopez and Lumbee/Tuscarora singer-songwriter Jana Mashonee. This is more than the sharing of story, pride, and culture. It is a celebration of international Aboriginal success at all levels in a word, image, and sound.
An acclaimed author of children’s books, David Bouchard is also a champion of literacy. This former teacher and school principal have written more than 50 books in English and in French. Many of them combine poetry, prose and visual arts, and explore topics such as the environment, history and the traditions and cultures of Canada’s Aboriginal communities. Also a storyteller and sought-after public speaker, he has traveled across the country to promote the importance and joy of reading and writing. In his presentations to children, parents, and teachers, he addresses his own struggles with dyslexia. Proud of his Métis heritage, he is a former president of the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria and continues to serve as a community leader.
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