Siha Tooskin Knows The Nature of Life


Siha Tooskin Knows series
by Charlene Bearhead and Wilson Bearhead | illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch

Grade: for grades 3–6 (early chapter book)

$9.99$11.95

Pub Date: 05/26/2020
Format:
  • Softcover
  • eBook

Rocks, grass, trees, birds—what can they possibly teach human beings?

Paul Wahasaypa knows that Ena Makoochay (Mother Earth) gives us many things. On this compelling nature journey with Ena (his mom), we learn how strength, generosity, kindness, and humility are all shown to us by grandfather rocks, towering trees, four-legged ones, and winged ones, reminding us of the part we have to play in this amazing creation. Join Paul and Ena as they experience the beautiful nature of life.

The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.

Buy Together and Save includes one copy of each softcover book.

Lexile 950L

Among The Globe and Mail’s twelve children’s books that will inspire and enlighten

#SihaTooskinKnows…, with its words and illustrations, is a love letter to our family, culture, resilience, and pride.
—@TanyaTalaga, journalist and author

Reconciliation is a big word, and it is a big job. Authors Wilson and Charlene Bearhead show us that even storybook characters can help when they are brought alive in authentic cultural settings. Meet Paul Wahasaypa, also known as Siha Tooskin or Little Foot, as he dances his way through these colourful pages, sharing some of the things he loves most with his new, non-Indigenous friend Jeff…his culture, his powwow dances, and even his beloved Uncle Lenard with all his teachings and teasing! More than an adventure between new friends, this is a colourful, youth-friendly, cultural exchange based on kindness, respect, and willingness to share and to learn.
—Marie Wilson, Commissioner, TRC of Canada , 2009-2015

Though The Nature of Life is fiction, it is much less a story than it is a “teaching” and, as such, becomes a useful addition to libraries serving elementary-aged students. Recommended
—Dave Jenkins, editor CM Association

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