Mingan My Village

51qHZWh56YL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_This beautiful picture book contains nature based poetry by Innu schoolchildren. Readers understand that the young children feel strong connections to the natural world as they describe the feelings of being one with animals, plants, and the earth. The calming poems depict the peaceful landscapes of Mingan. Each poem has been translated from Innu into English. All of the children are portrayed in soft watercolor portraits beside their poems. The original text is published in the back matter of the book as well as biographies of the women who led the children in a poetry workshop before the book was published. amo
Title: Mingan My Village
Author: Innu Schoolchildren
Illustrator
: Rogé
Publisher
: Fifth House
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: Innu
Translator
: Solange Messier
Original Title
: Mingan Mon Village
Original Publisher
: La Bagnole
Original Copyright
: 2012
ISBN
: 978-1-92708-324-6
Paperback pages
: 42
Age range
: 9-11
Genre
: Poetry
Book setting
: Mingan, Canada
Author’s ethnicity
: Innu
Author’s residence
: Mingan, Canada
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Canada
Awards
: Winner, 2013 Prix des libraires du Quebec jeunesse (5-11 years category)Subjects: Love, Nature, Wildlife

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