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Stand Like a Cedar

by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Carrielynn Victor

tagged: native canadian, friendship, camping & outdoor activities, environment, values & virtues
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published: Feb 2021
pages: 40
ISBN:9781553799214
publisher: Portage & Main Press
imprint: HighWater Press
Description

When you go for a walk in nature, who do you see? What do you hear?

Award-winning storyteller Nicola I. Campbell shows what it means to “stand like a cedar” on this beautiful journey of discovery through the wilderness. Learn the names of animals in the Nle?kepmxcín or Halq’emeylem languages as well as the teachings they have for us. Experience a celebration of sustainability and connection to the land through lyrical storytelling and Carrielynn Victor’s breathtaking art in this children’s illustrated book.

Discover new sights and sounds with every read.

About the Authors

Nicola I. Campbell

Nicola Campbell is the author of Shi-shi-etko, Shin-chi’s Canoe, Grandpa’s Girls, and A Day with Yayah. Nle?kepmx, Syilx, and Métis, from British Columbia, her stories weave cultural and land-based teachings that focus on respect, endurance, healing, and reciprocity.

She has been a finalist for numerous children’s literary awards, and her book Shin-chi’s Canoe won the 2009 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the 2008 Governor General's Award for Illustration.

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Carrielynn Victor is fueled by the passion to tell stories through her art. Her ancestors come from around the world descending from bloodlines in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales that arrived in the Americas in the 1600s, and Coast Salish ancestors that have been sustained by S’olh Temexw (our land) since time immemorial. Carrielynn was born and raised in S’olh Temexw and nurtured by many parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Along with a thriving art practice, Carrielynn maintains a communal role as a plant practitioner. The responsibilities for traditional plant practitioners range from protection and preservation of lands to networking and trade, and harvest and preparation methods.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
k to 2
Editorial Reviews

Nicola Campbell offers a poetic song about excursions into the wild throughout the seasons. Abundance, respect, gratitude and intergenerational closeness suffuse Campbell’s poem. Carrielynn Victor’s illustrations reflect a lovely diaphanous beauty.

— Toronto Star

Campbell's rhythmic writing is wonderful, conveying important messages about the environment and family. Victor's vibrant renderings accompany the engaging text nicely. Bold illustrations portray elements such as weather, nature, and animals alongside evocative details like glowing skylines.

— Kirkus Reviews

[An] evocative book that poetically explores how important it is for us to see ourselves as part of the land. Victor’s illustrations bring that world to life.

— The Globe and Mail

Stand Like a Cedar is a work of grace and dignity, a celebration of land, family, and knowing who you are and where you come from and being so grateful for everything you've been given. Bravo, Nicola Campbell and Carrielynn Victor for creating this treasure. I love it.

— RIchard Van Camp, author of "Little You" and "A Blanket of Butterflies"

Paired with illustrations by Carrielynn Victor, Stand Like a Cedar shines brightly, in both its text and artwork.

— Quill & Quire

Exquisitely illustrated picture book...a tender evocation of the joys of nature and family, [and] a celebration of Indigenous language. Highly recommended.

— Calgary Herald

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