The Land of Os John Ramsay By David A. RobertsonIllustrated by Wai Tien Series: Tales from Big Spirit Imprint: HighWater Press Categories: Children's Fiction, Historical, Canada, Indigenous, Emigration & Immigration Big Ideas: Authentic Indigenous History, Social Emotional Learning, Character Education, Kindness, Sharing, Social Justice, Impacts of Colonization and Colonialism, Prejudice and Racism Cultures & Peoples: Cree Indigenous Languages: Cree Interest Age: 9–12 Grade: 4–6 Reading Level: Fountas & Pinnell W, Lexile® Framework for Reading: 690L Show edition details Paperback : 9781553794912, 32 pages, September 2014 Ebook (PDF) : 9781553794929, 32 pages, September 2014 Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553794936, 32 pages, September 2014 Paperback $17.95 Ebook (PDF) $15.00 Ebook (EPUB) $15.00 Tales From Big Spirit Bundle $113.00 iShow details The Ballad of Nancy April (Paperback) , The Chief (Paperback) , The Land of Os (Paperback) , The Peacemaker (Paperback) , The Poet (Paperback) , The Rebel (Paperback) , The Scout (Paperback) Read Excerpt Share: Description When Richard's class from Big Spirit School takes a canoe trip, he and his classmates chance upon an ederly woman. She tells them the story of her grandfather, John Ramsay, of the Sandy Bar community on Lake Winnipeg. Ramsay's land was taken by the government and given to the new settlers from Iceland who arrived there in 1875. Yet many owed their survival to Ramsay, who helped them through freezing winters, hunger, and a devastating smallpox epidemic. The Land of Os is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique seven-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of seven great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics. These books will help students make historical connections while promoting important literacy skills.