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Children's Nonfiction Native Canadian

We Learn from the Sun

by (author) David Bouchard

illustrated by Kristy Cameron

edited by Allison Parker

Medicine Wheel Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Native Canadian, Inspirational & Personal Growth, Diversity & Multicultural
Recommended Age
6 to 9
Recommended Grade
1 to 4
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price

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David Bouchard is a best selling author, speaker and educator. He is Canada’s most sought after public speaker. We Learn from the Sun is an Indigenous rhyming poem based on his best selling book Seven Sacred Teachings. David Bouchard is an Ojibway storyteller, bestselling author, educator, and a recipient of the Order of Canada for his contribution as an author of children's books. We Learn from the Sun is a rhyming poem based on David's bestselling book, Seven Sacred Teachings. This richly coloured picture book, illustrated by Métis artist Kristy Cameron, weaves together Woodland style paintings with a rhythmic poem about the spiritual lessons that we can learn from the sun and the Seven Sacred Teachings. This book was selected as a First Nation Communities READ longlist title for 2021.

About the authors

British Columbia's best-selling author and most sought-after public speaker has presented to hundreds of thousands of educators, parents and students the world over. This former teacher and principal of 28 years champions literacy. His message is spelled out in his best selling books The Gift of Reading and For the Love of Reading.
"The greatest gift we can give our children is the gift of reading and there is no magic in giving it. There is no toy or program that will do the job for us. It takes time, commitment and most of all, fire. We cannot hope to light a fire in the hearts of others without a fire burning in our own. Light and stoke yours, then spread the flame fast and furious. Let literacy be your legacy."
Bouchard outlines individual roles and responsibilities in ascertaining that all children are given the gift of reading. He inspires like none other and leaves his listeners with a concrete plan and the rejuvenation needed to face literacy issues head on.
Born and raised on the Canadian prairie, the author of over twenty five best selling books now lives in British Columbia with his wife Vicki and their combined family of seven.
David Bouchard's books have won several prestigious awards, among them: the Governor General's Award for The Song Within My Heart in 2004 and the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry award for Voices From the Wild in 1997. If You're not from the Prairie is listed on MacLean's list of the Top Twenty Children's books in the history of Canada.
You can access his web page at


David Bouchard's profile page

Kristy Cameron is a teacher and Métis artist from Canada’s Canoeing Capital, Atikokan, Ontario. The Surrounding forests and waterways have always given her inspiration, while her Aboriginal and Voyageur ancestors have provided endless stories to tell on canvas. (Look for the sash in all her work.) Learn more or purchase her art at:

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