Friday, 15 October 2010
First Nations/Aboriginal Fridays - Blueberry Rapids by Rene Andre Meshake
The ancestors at Blueberry Rapids determine that Giniw needs to be taught a lesson in truth and they present him with the opportunity. Fortunately he listens to them and learns his lesson. He then thanks them by making a drawing on a riverside stone.
I was fortunate to meet Mr. Meshake at the Eden Mills Writer's Festival. He had a table along 'Publisher's Way' and featured both his writings and art work. I purchased a copy of Blueberry Rapids at that time.
This is a lovely book that any child would be happy to read, particularly if it was with a grandparent. Adults reading it will fall in love with the gorgeous artwork by Mr. Meshake.
There is a glossary of Ojibwe/English words at the back of the book.
I also bought a t-shirt with an image of 'The Mother Bear' by Rene. It immediately became my hubby's favourite shirt.
Be sure to visit Rene Meshake's website to learn more about his art work and his other writings.