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Children's Nonfiction Activity Books

When the Trees Crackle with Cold

A Cree Seasons Activity Book

by (author) Bernice Johnson-Laxdal

illustrated by Miriam Körner

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Activity Books, Native Canadian, Seasons
Recommended Age
5 to 10
Recommended Grade
k to 5
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price

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From the creators of When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar—pisimwasinahikan comes this engaging activity book that connects young children to the seasonal cycle and encourages them to learn about traditional activities of Northern Saskatchewan’s Cree peoples. Cree vocabulary in the y-, th- and n-dialects enhances the learning experience for Cree speakers and non-Cree speakers alike. The activity book includes colouring pages, hands-on activities, word searches, mazes and templates for crafts.

About the authors

Bernice Johnson-Laxdal is a Cree language and culture teacher with over twenty years of teaching experience. Bernice enjoys cooking, going on canoe trips in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. Originally from Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, she now lives at Potato Lake and teaches in La Ronge. Miriam Körner is a writer, illustrator and arts educator. Miriam enjoys spending time with her sled dogs along the old trapline trails, talking to Elders about the times when they still had dogs, and writing for children and young adults about her northern adventures. Originally from Germany, she now lives at Potato Lake, Saskatchewan, just down the road from Bernice.

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Miriam Körner is a writer and illustrator for children and young adults, whose titles have won numerous awards. Her novels and picture book collaborations express her love and concern for the natural world and explore our place within this world. She lives with her ten sled dogs in a small cabin in the boreal forest in Northern Saskatchewan and teaches at the Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program. She is a founding member of For Peat’s Sake – Protecting Northern Saskatchewan Muskegs.

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