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Children's Fiction Adoption

The Moccasins

by (author) Earl Einarson

illustrated by Julie Flett

Theytus Books
Initial publish date
May 2004
Adoption, Native Canadian, General
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
Recommended Reading age
3 to 5
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2004
    List Price

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This is an endearing story of a young Aboriginal foster child who is given a special gift by his foster mother. Her gift of warmth and thoughtfulness helps her young foster children by encouraging self-esteem, acceptance and love. Written as a simple story, it speaks of a positive foster experience.

About the authors

Earl Einarson is a member of the Ktunaza First Nation in British Columbia. He lives in Vancouver. The Moccasins is his first children's book; he is working on his second book.

Earl Einarson's profile page

Julie Flett is an award-winning Cree-Metis author, illustrator and artist. She has received many awards, including the 2016 American Indian Library Association Award for Best Picture Book for Little You, written by Richard Van Camp (Orca Books), and the Canadian Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Award in 2015 for Dolphins SOS, written by Roy Miki (Tradewind Books) and in 2017 for My Heart Fills with Happiness, written by Monique Gray Smith (Orca Books), and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L’alphabet di Michif). Her own Wild Berries (Simply Read Books) was chosen as Canada’s First Nation Communities Read title selection for 2014-2015.


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Editorial Reviews

"[A] simple, but evocative, storyline...superbly reinforced by Julie Flett's spare illustrations"

Dave Jenkinson

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