The Grizzly Mother

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Donovan, Natasha
By (author): Huson, Brett D.
Series: Mothers Of Xsan
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Bears
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Seasons
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Published: September 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00in x 6.50in x 0.31in
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$ 23.00
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Book two in the award-winning Mothers of Xsan series, The Grizzly Mother uses striking illustration and lyrical language to bring the poetry of the Xsan ecosystem to life.

"spellbinding"-Publishers Weekly, starred review

To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the grizzly is an integral part of the natural landscape. Together, they share the land and forests that the Skeena River runs through, as well as the sockeye salmon within it. Follow mother bear as she teaches her cubs what they need to survive on their own.

From The Publisher*An engaging look at how the animals, people, and seasons within an ecosystem are intertwined. Follow mother bear as she teaches her cubs what they need in order to survive on their own.
Review Quote*Anchored in the culture of the Gitxsan Nation, this spellbinding account of a grizzly bear's first few years with her cubs is the second title in the Mothers of Xsan series. Saturated with ocher hues and expressively detailed with black line, Donovan's illustrations amplify the text's lyricism with nuanced perspectives....
Review Quote*A lyrically poetic text, it delivers a wealth of information on the lives of grizzlies and the ecosystem they are part of, making this an invaluable introduction to the way we are all connected.
Review Quote*Teachers! Get The Grizzly Mother for your classroom--and ask your librarian to get it on the library shelves, too! I highly recommend The Sockeye Mother and The Grizzly Mother published by HighWater Press. They are pitched at children in grades 5-7 but I think they can be used with younger children. And of course, picture books should be used with people of any age. Highly recommended!
Review Quote*Selected for the 2020 Outstanding International Books List
Review Quote*Selected as Middle Honor Book for the American Indian Youth Literature Award
Biographical Note

Hetxw'ms Gyetxw, also known as Brett D. Huson (he/him/his), is from the Gitxsan Nation of the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in this strong matrilineal society, Brett developed a passion for the culture, land, and politics of his people, and a desire to share their knowledge and stories.  Brett has worked in the film and television industry, and has volunteered for such organizations as Ka Ni Kanichihk and Indigenous Music Manitoba. The Sockeye Mother (winner of The Science Writers and Communicators Book Award) is Brett's first book for children.
www.bretthuson.ca

Natasha Donovan (she/her/hers) is a freelance artist and illustrator from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her sequential work has been published in The Other Side and This Place: 150 Years Retold anthologies. She is the illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel Surviving the City, as well as the award-winning children's book, The Sockeye Mother (shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction), the first book in the Mothers of Xsan series. Natasha is a member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.
@natashamdonovan