Wild Berries

Wild Berries


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Tch, tch, sh, sh, tup, tup.
Spend the day picking wild blueberries with Clarence and his grandmother. Meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland andscape, the ancestral home of author and illustrator Julie Flett. This book is written in both Enlglish and Cree, in particular the n-dialect, also known as Swampy Cree from the Cumberland House area. Wild Berries is also available in the n-dialect Cree, from the Cross Lake, Norway House area, published by Simply Read Books.
Publisher: Vancouver : Simply Read Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781897476895
Branch Call Number: E FLE
Characteristics: [38] p. :,col. ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Cook, Earl N.
Alternative Title: Pikaci-Minisa


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Feb 09, 2015

2014-2015 First Nation Communities READ title selection; first recipient of the Aboriginal Literature Award

KCLSKidsDiverse Mar 06, 2014

Bilingual in Cree ("n" dialect or Swampy Cree) and English, this book tells the story of a child and his grandma discovering the woods together. The illustrations are beautiful! Don't miss this lovely book. Ages 4 - 7

forbesrachel Dec 06, 2013

A simple book featuring the Cree "n" dialect language.

As Clarence grows older, he continues to enjoy the company of his grandma, encountering many aspects of nature within the woods. It is a peaceful existence where they harvest the berries that grow there. While the written words have no plot, they are meant to exude this atmosphere, as well as teach a few words from the language.

The pictures are another thing entirely. They have a cut-and-paste paper feel made in mostly earth tones. It is this that gives the book its beauty.

A pronunciation guide is included in the back, as well as a recipe for wild-berry jam.

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