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Kode's Quest(ion)

A Story of Respect

By Katherena Vermette
Illustrated by Irene Kuziw
Categories: Children's Fiction, Values & Virtues, Indigenous, Manners & Etiquette, Environment
Series: The Seven Teachings Stories
Imprint: HighWater Press

Interest Age: 3–5
Grade: p–k
Reading Level: Fountas & Pinnell K, Lexile® Framework for Reading: 520L
Paperback : 9781553795223, 24 pages, November 2014
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553798163, 24 pages, December 2018
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553798170, 24 pages, October 2018
Ebook (Mobi) : 9781553798187, 24 pages, December 2018
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With help from her family and friends, Kode learns the meaning of respect in this story perfect for early readers.

 

Description

Kode knows many things, but she doesn’t know one thing: What does respect mean? Who will help her figure out the answer?

Kode's Quest(ion) is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teaching of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in these seven stories for children. Set in an urban landscape with Indigenous children as the central characters, these stories about home and family will look familiar to all young readers.

A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.

Reviews

Katherena Vermette’s The Seven Teachings Stories series is a collection of books that holds all the qualities children’s literature can have; her tales are educational, joyous, vivid, and have an irresistible cadence. But the stories have something more. Rich in culture and traditional knowledge, Katherena’s series addresses important topics—such as the residential school system—with the very teachings the series embodies: love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth.

David A. Robertson, author When We Were Alone