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Secret of the Dance

by Andrea Spalding & Alfred Scow, illustrated by Darlene Gait

tagged: native canadian, dance
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published: Sep 2009
pages: 32
ISBN:9781554691296
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning author Andrea Spalding collaborate to tell the story, to tell the secret of the dance.

About the Authors

Andrea Spalding lives on Pender Island, British Columbia. She is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books.

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Darlene Gait was born on Vancouver Island and began painting as a child. Inspired by nature and by her Coast Salish heritage, Darlene brings a rich understanding of the natural world to her work, which is held in private collections and exhibited worldwide. Darlene lives in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

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Judge Alfred Scow, elder of the Kwakwa'wakw Nation, is a member of the Order of Canada. Now retired, Judge Scow and his wife live on Pender Island and in Vancouver.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k

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