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Still This Love Goes On

by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Julie Flett

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list price: $22.95
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pages: 40
ISBN:9781771648073
publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
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A love letter to Indigenous communities everywhere, this picture book gorgeously illustrated by Julie Flett celebrates seasons, nature, and community.

Based on Academy Award-winning Cree icon Buffy Sainte-Marie’s song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On is a stunning celebration of Indigenous experience. Breathtaking illustrations from celebrated Cree–Métis artist Julie Flett combine with Sainte-Marie’s vivid lyrics to craft a remarkable piece of art. 

Destined to be read and sung for generations, this gem of a picture book is accompanied by: 

  • Sheet music so that readers can play along 
  • A note from Sainte-Marie about her much-admired song 

Sat beside a beaver dam and watched the winter grow

Ice was hard with little tracks appearing in the snow

Fog is in the valley now and all the geese are gone

Cross the moon I saw them go and

Still this love goes on and on

Still this love goes on.

About the Authors

Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She won the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her work on When We Were Alone by David Robertson, and her book Birdsong won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. She is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, Dolphin SOS and My Heart Fills With Happiness. Julie is Cree and Métis and lives in Vancouver.

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Contributor Notes

Buffy Sainte-Marie is a world-renowned and Academy Award-winning Cree singer–songwriter, activist, educator, and visual artist. Her other books for kids include Hey Little Rockabye, illustrated by Ben Hodson, and Tâpwê and the Magic Hat. 

Julie Flett is a Cree–Métis author, illustrator, and artist who has received numerous awards for her books, including two Governor General’s Awards and the American Indian Library Association Award. Her work has been reviewed widely, including in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly. Her books Birdsong and We All Play, also published by Greystone Kids, earned multiple starred reviews and appeared on many best of the year lists.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Editorial Review

Praise for We All Play written and illustrated by Julie Flett
"The Cree-Métis Flett pairs rhythmic alliterative verse about animals at play with repeating silhouettes of frolicking children to celebrate our interconnectedness."
The New York Times

“Lively and beautifully illustrated.”
Horn Book STARRED REVIEW

“Cree-Métis artist Flett starts with quiet, elegant portraits of animals….In spare compositions, [she] aptly underlines [the kinship between animals and people] by showing animals and humans embracing play in similar ways.”
Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

“Everyone loves to play! Award-winning author/illustrator Flett shares the joyful antics of young animals as they romp in much the same way as human children. Simple text and bold, graphic illustrations celebrate our interconnection with the creatures who share our world.”
Kirkus STARRED Review

Praise for Birdsong written and illustrated by Julie Flett

“Flett's simple story explores the difficulties of moving but also shows young readers how new friends can sometimes ease them; that this friendship is an intergenerational one between fellow artists is an especially sweet touch … Emotionally stunning.”

Kirkus STARRED Review 

"Simple and profound, this tender story is a reminder that finding a new friend can make a new place feel like home. Highly recommended for purchase."
School Library Journal STARRED Review

"Flett’s subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons. Cree-Métis words (defined in a small glossary) add an intimate layer of identity to the child’s lustrous narration, which shines against the spare beauty of rich illustrations by Flett (who is Cree-Métis)"
Publishers Weekly STARRED Review