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Children's Fiction Native Canadian


Buffalo Rubbing Stone

by (author) Mary Harelkin Bishop

illustrated by Heaven Starr

DriverWorks Ink
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Native Canadian
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
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Danny lives on the family farm homesteaded by his great-great-grandparents. When his Grade 6 teacher assigns a Canadian heritage project, Danny finds out about his great-great-grandmother’s journal. She tells of breaking the land, and building and living in a sod house. She also tells of how the First Nations people in the area helped her and how she helped them after the buffalo disappeared and food became scarce. At school, Danny has been able to avoid close contact with the troublesome Zach, until now. The more Danny digs into his family’s history, the more he realizes that his and Zach’s pasts are complicated and connected.

About the authors

Mary Bishop is a teacher-librarian in the Saskatoon public school system. Writing has always been a very important aspect in her life. Mary knew she was a writer when she was nine years old. Mary has had a few poems and a short story published in local publications as well. She is a wonderful reader of her own work and is in great demand for writing workshops to help young people begin to write their own stories.In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and friends walking, biking and skiing.

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