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The Peacemaker


By David A. Robertson
Illustrated by Wai Tien
Series: Tales from Big Spirit
Imprint: HighWater Press

Categories: Children's Fiction, Indigenous, Historical, Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Survival Stories
Big Ideas: Aspects of Indigenous Cultures, Spirituality and Ceremony, Authentic Indigenous History, Social Emotional Learning, Character Education, Courage, Strong Female Characters
Cultures & Peoples: Cree, Dene

Interest Age: 9–12
Grade: 4–6
Reading Level: Fountas & Pinnell W, Lexile® Framework for Reading: 550L
Paperback : 9781553794790, 30 pages, March 2014
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553794899, 32 pages, March 2014
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553794905, 32 pages, March 2014
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)


When Cole's teacher catches him drawing rather than listening in class, he gives Cole a special assignment: an oral presentation on an important Aboriginal figure. Cole will do almost anything to avoid speaking in public -- even feigning illness. But when he hear the story of the remarkable woman known as Thanadelthur—peacemaker between the Cree and the Dene and interpreter for the governor of Fort York -- he is so inspired by her bravery, he overcomes his own fears.

The Peacemaker 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.