Search Results: "David Bouchard"


BOOK REVIEW

NOKUM IS MY TEACHER by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The CD is an inspired addition and may be enough to redeem this otherwise marginal purchase. (Picture book. 8-10)"
A fully credentialed author and illustrator present a poetic First People text in English and Cree. Read full book review >

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THE SONG WITHIN MY HEART by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A stunning picture book that celebrates life, family relations, and determination to preserve traditions and heritage. (artist's note) (Picture book. 5-11)"
A heartfelt intergenerational story about knowing and preserving heritage and love between elders and young ones. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST FLUTE by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"If a bit patchwork, the package is still powerful. (Picture book/folk tale. 8-12)"
As he has in the past, Bouchard (The Song within My Heart, 2015, etc.) joins talents with a multicultural team, in this case New Zealand-American illustrator Oelze, Kalapuya flautist Jan Michael Looking Wolf, and Dakota translator Goodwill, to present an uplifting tale. Read full book review >

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THAT’S HOCKEY by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"He really gets into the spirit of the lark; the contestants are gamesome, open-mouthed, and good-natured, for in Bouchard's story there are no winners or losers, just a bunch of kids who play on and on until the dinner bell calls. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bouchard trumps our expectations in this winsome tale of how they play hockey in the Far North. Read full book review >

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IF YOU'RE NOT FROM THE PRAIRIE... by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"In part they reiterate the plain, forthright tone of the book, but make the prairie a place most people will recognize. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A fiercely protective, evocative view of the ties between person and place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QU’APPELLE by David Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Few offerings of poetry from the Native American community are available, making the inclusion of this accessible narrative poem a thoughtful selection for most libraries. (Poetry. 10+)"
Bouchard (That's Hockey, below, etc.) uses his childhood recollections to preserve an old legend in written form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINBOW CROW / NAGWEYAABI-AANDEG  by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This beautiful new edition of a familiar legend will be welcomed both for its pictures and its telling. (Folk tale. 7-12)"
An acclaimed Métis storyteller recounts a Lenape pourquoi tale explaining the crow's shiny black color and croaking voice as the result of bringing the gift of fire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRUM CALLS SOFTLY by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 16, 2008

"Readers will come away hearing the drums—both figuratively and literally, as this is packaged with a CD that includes readings in both languages, plus two tracks of traditional-style dance music. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
With paired verses in English and Cree matched to broad, finely detailed scenes of dancing silhouettes placed against semi-abstract backgrounds, this illustrated poem compellingly invites readers to join the Round Dance at a powwow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF YOUR NAME/KIIMOOCH KA SHINIKASHOOYEN by David Bouchard
CLASSICS
Released: June 1, 2010

"The white text set on mostly earth-brown backgrounds is occasionally difficult to read, but this provides a window on a culture largely unknown in the United States, though its burden will be felt by many whose pasts have disappeared in the Melting Pot. (Poetry. 10 & up)"
A moving poem gives voice to the yearning of a Métis man for the names of his Native ancestors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWAY RUNNING by David Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Timely, nuanced, and highly respectful of readers' intelligence. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
North American teens join an impoverished Paris suburb's American football team. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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