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Children's Nonfiction Native Canadian

Seagull Island--kiyāsko-miniscikos

by (author) Myles Charles & er, Miriam Kö

illustrated by Miriam Körner

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
Native Canadian, Birds, Multigenerational
Recommended Age
5 to 10
Recommended Grade
k to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price

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“waniskā. wāpan,” mosōm says. “Wake up. It’s morning, little one. You, me, and kohkom are going for a boat ride for the day.”

And that is exactly what they do in this quiet book that celebrates traditional life in modern times. Held warmly in his kohkom’s arms, little Luke watches ducks, pelicans and cormorants on the way to Seagull Island, where the family collects eggs for their shore lunch and to share later with Auntie at home.

Seagull Island: kiyāsko-miniscikos is inspired by Elder Myles Hector Charles’s memories of gathering eggs with his grandson Luke in northern Saskatchewan.

Written in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases, the story and illustrations show the deep connection between families and the land.

About the authors

Born at Fox Point, mistahi-sākahikanihk, Myles Hector Charles is a Woodland Cree Elder and artist who paints what he loves about life in the North.Miriam Körner is a writer and illustrator who lives with her sled dogs near mistahi-sākahikanihk in northern Saskatchewan.

Myles Charles' profile page

er, Miriam Kö's profile page

Miriam Körner is a writer and illustrator for children and young adults, whose titles have won numerous awards. Her novels and picture book collaborations express her love and concern for the natural world and explore our place within this world. She lives with her ten sled dogs in a small cabin in the boreal forest in Northern Saskatchewan and teaches at the Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program. She is a founding member of For Peat’s Sake – Protecting Northern Saskatchewan Muskegs.

Miriam Körner's profile page

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