Friday, 29 January 2010

First Nations/Aboriginal Fridays - The delta is My Home by Tom McLeod & Mindy Willett

The author of this book, Tom, is an 11 year old boy or mixed Gwich'in and Inuvialuit heritage. He is often called to tell his stories on CBC North Radio. He has a natural story telling ability.
In this book he tells a few stories about hunting with his father, muskrats and about living in Canada's largest delta, located on the Mackenzie River.
The photos in the book are by Tessa Macintosh and are amazing.
This is the type of book that you want to keep on your coffee table within easy reach as you will want to look at it again and again. I hope that we will be seeing more stories from Tom McLeod in the near future.
To learn more about this picturesque area visit the Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute website.


Dorte H said...

An 11-year-old story teller? Fantastic. Thank you for sharing this.

Felicity Grace Terry said...

This sounds amazing, I really like the idea of this being told through the eyes of an 11 year old. A terrific series of posts.