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Welcome Song for Baby / Ni Nikamon ‘Tawâw Nipepîmis’

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, edited by Cree Literacy Network, read by Christian Down & Dolores Greyeyes Sand

tagged: new baby, parents, nursery rhymes
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ISBN:9781459831216
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

From renowned storyteller Richard Van Camp comes a lyrical lullaby for newborns. Complemented with stunning photographs, this evocative board book is perfectly suited as a first book for every baby.
Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition. This accessible audiobook features alternate text descriptions of images, including the cover.

 

About the Authors

Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. A graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's BFA in Creative Writing program and the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, Richard is the author of over twenty books in just about every genre, including Little You and Welcome Song for Baby. His novel The Lesser Blessed is now a movie with First Generation Films. He lives in Edmonton.

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Mary Cardinal Collins is a semi-retired teacher, fluent Cree speaker and translator.

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The Cree Literacy Network was created in 2010 to promote Cree language and cultural literacy, in oral form and through literacy materials. Through the essential tool of standard spelling, the Cree Literacy Network supports the fundamental right of Cree speakers to understand and be understood.

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Christian Down is a producer, musician and voice actor from Victoria, British Columbia.

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As a first-language speaker of Plains Cree (nêhiyawêwin), translator Dolores Greyeyes Sand has devoted her career to teaching and promoting Cree language and cultural literacy at every opportunity, proudly following the path laid by her late mother, Dr Freda Ahenakew CM, SOM.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Commended, PJ Library Selection
  • Winner, National Parenting Publications Award
  • Winner, Books for BC Babies
  • Long-listed, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist
Editorial Reviews

"This is a board book that toddlers will want to look at over and over just to see the expressions on the little ones."

— NMRLS Youth Services Book Review

"An excellent addition to a public library's collection. For new parents it would be a welcomed gift to be cherished for years to come."

— Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"An excellent purchase for public libraries and a terrific gift for new parents! Highly recommended."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"It may work its way into parents' and grandparents' hearts the way Robert Munsch's Love You Forever has."

— The Vancouver Sun

"If you have a need to purchase a book as a gift for parents of a newborn, this is the one to get. It will be a treasure long after the baby has grown."

— Resource Links

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