Wild Berries

Wild Berries


Book - 2012
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Wild Berries is the beautiful tale of a young boy who spends a summer day picking wild blueberries with his grandmother. The Metis and Cree are indigenous peoples based across Canada and North America with a rich history and culture. Exploring the important tradition of berry-picking for Metis and Cree people, it also honours a unique, endangered language. Includes a recipe for a delicious blueberry pie.
Publisher: Vancouver : Simply Read Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781897476895
Branch Call Number: Z FLE
Characteristics: [38] p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Cook, Earl N.
Alternative Title: Pikaci-Minisa


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Jennifer__M May 16, 2018

Clarence and his grandma have picked berries together in the woods since she was strapped to his back as a baby. As a young boy, Clarence discovers the wonders of nature and animals in the forest. Each page has one Cree word sprinkled in, and there is a pronounciation guide in the back of the boo... Read More »

Follow Clarence and his Grandmother as they encounter delightful
surprises while picking wild blueberries. A beautifully illustrated book
that introduces words in Cree.

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Feb 09, 2015

2014-2015 First Nation Communities READ title selection; first recipient of the Aboriginal Literature Award

KCLSKidsDiverse Mar 06, 2014

Bilingual in Cree ("n" dialect or Swampy Cree) and English, this book tells the story of a child and his grandma discovering the woods together. The illustrations are beautiful! Don't miss this lovely book. Ages 4 - 7

forbesrachel Dec 06, 2013

A simple book featuring the Cree "n" dialect language.

As Clarence grows older, he continues to enjoy the company of his grandma, encountering many aspects of nature within the woods. It is a peaceful existence where they harvest the berries that grow there. While the written words have no plot, they are meant to exude this atmosphere, as well as teach a few words from the language.

The pictures are another thing entirely. They have a cut-and-paste paper feel made in mostly earth tones. It is this that gives the book its beauty.

A pronunciation guide is included in the back, as well as a recipe for wild-berry jam.

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