The Eagle Mother

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Donovan, Natasha
By (author): Huson, Brett D.
Series: Mothers Of Xsan
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Seasons
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Recycling & Green Living
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Published: April 2020
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*

Return to the valleys of the River of Mists with author Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) and his award-winning, richly illustrative Mothers of Xsan series. 

"an incredible celebration of the deep connections that are essential to the relationships between mothers and their children"-The Globe and Mail

Nox xsgyaak, the eagle mother, cares for her brood in the embrace of a black cottonwood with the help of her mate. Will both eaglets survive the summer in an environment that is both delicate and unforgiving?

earn about the life cycle of these stunning birds of prey, the traditions of the Gitxsan, and how bald eagles can enrich their entire ecosystem. Evocative illustration brings the Xsan's flora and fauna to life for middle years readers in book three of the Mothers of Xsan series.

From The Publisher*Learn about the life cycle of these stunning birds of prey, the traditions of the Gitxsan, and how bald eagles can enrich their entire ecosystem. Evocative illustration brings the Xsan's flora and fauna to life for middle years readers in book three of the Mothers of Xsan series.
Review Quote*an incredible celebration of the deep connections that are essential to the relationships between mothers and their children in the animal world. Donovan's illustrations exquisitely enrich Hudson's text, beautifully melding Indigenous art motifs into her images of the eagle families.
Review Quote*What a beautiful book. I am loving the Mothers of Xsan series from Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson). Recommended.
Review Quote*The story you told wove a integrated tapestry of knowledge, experience and a glimpse of the life of these magnificent birds where you come from. The book invites us to better understand a way of living in the world were spirit, place, wildness and civilization is revealed as an integrated and interdependent life force. A place where the value of a life is linked to the value of a place. The book is a generous gift, and an invitation into your home. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Review Quote*Skillfully incorporating science and culture, these are beautiful books that adults and children will enjoy reading.
Review Quote*5 out of 5 stars

I love this series. What a wonderful way to introduce us to the animals that are part of the Gitxsan life, and land.

Biographical Note

Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)​ is from the Gitxsan Nation, an Indigenous people from an unceded territory in the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada. For the past decade, Brett has worked in the film and television industry, and has volunteered for such organizations as Ka Ni Kanichihk and Indigenous Music Manitoba.

Growing up in a strong matrilineal society, Brett experienced and learned about the culture, land, and political landscape he was born into. From this came a passion to create and share the knowledge and stories of his people, which reflect the importance of environmental balance and a cultural knowledge that spans thousands of years.

Natasha Donovan is a self-taught illustrator from Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a degree in anthropology from the University of British Columbia. Before starting out as a freelance artist, she worked in publishing at the University of Victoria. Her sequential work has been published in The Other Side anthology. Natasha is a member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.