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Powwow Counting in Cree

By Penny M. Thomas
Illustrated by Melinda Josie
Categories: Education, Multicultural Education
Imprint: HighWater Press

Interest Age: 3–5
Grade: p–1
Reading Level: Lexile 370L
Hardcover : 9781553793922, 24 pages, August 2013
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553795971, 24 pages, September 2015


This unique counting book introduces Cree numbers, from one to ten. Featuring powwow imagery that reflects the rich culture and tradition of the Cree people, rhyme, rhythm, and glowing illustration combine to make language learning a joyful experience for young readers. A pronunciation guide is included in the back of the book.

  • Winner of McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award
  • Selected for The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Approved resource for Manitoba classrooms