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The Wolf Mother

by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan

tagged: native canadian, seasons, recycling & green living, wolves & coyotes, environmental science & ecosystems
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imprint: HighWater Press
Description

Follow along as award-winning author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) introduces young readers to a pack of grey wolves. New pups have just begun to open their eyes, one of which is a striking black female. Every day, her ears grow larger, her eyesight gets sharper, and her legs stretch farther. As she learns to hunt, play, and run with her pack, instinct pulls her to explore beyond her home territory. Will the young wolf’s bold spirit help her find a new pack of her very own?

Learn about the life cycle of these magnificent canines, the traditions of the Gitxsan, and how grey wolves contribute to the health of their entire ecosystem.

About the Authors

Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson

Hetxw'ms Gyetxw, also known as Brett D. Huson (he/him/his), is from the Gitxsan Nation of the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in this strong matrilineal society, Brett developed a passion for the culture, land, and politics of his people, and a desire to share their knowledge and stories. Brett has worked in the film and television industry for over 13 years and is a volunteer board member for organizations such as Ka Ni Kanichihk and sakihiwe Festival. Brett also works with the Prairie Climate Centre to connect Western science and Indigenous Knowledges.

The award-winning Mothers of Xsan series is Brett’s first series of books and part of a larger vision to share the worlds of the Gitxsan Nation. With the support of his wife, Jeri, and their children, Warren and Ruby, Brett endeavours to continue sharing stories with his writing, artwork, and photography.

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Natasha Donovan (she/her/hers) is a Métis illustrator originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her sequential work has been published in This Place: 150 Years Retold, Wonderful Women of History, and the forthcoming Thomas King graphic novel Borders. She is the illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series Surviving the City, as well as the award-winning Mothers of Xsan children's book series and Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer. She lives by the Nooksack River in Washington State. @natashamdonovan

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 11
Grade:
4 to 6
Editorial Reviews

Among CBC Books 35 Canadian Middle-Grade Books to Watch for in Fall 2021

— CBC Books

Among Loan Stars Jr. Top 10 picks

— Loan Stars Jr.

With numerous teachings offered throughout its beautiful pages, The Wolf Mother provides many lovely lessons for young readers.

— Quill & Quire

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