Ballad

The Ballad of Nancy April: Shawnadithit


Tales from Big Spirit series
by David A Robertson | illustrated by Scott B. Henderson

Grade: for grades 4-6
SKU: 978-1-55379-477-6 Categories: , ,

$14.00$16.95

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When a mishap delays Jessie at the end of a school day, she takes a shortcut home. But the shortcut turns into an adventure, as Jessie is transported through time and space, to early 19th-century Newfoundland. There she meets Shawnadithit who, as the last surviving member of the Beothuk, has witnessed the end of a once-great people.

The Ballad of Nancy April 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. The series also includes:

The Chief: Mistahimaskwa, the great Cree chief, from the Saskatchewan Plains in 1832.

The Land of Os: John Ramsay, a Saulteaux man from the west shore of Lake Winnipeg, who, though dispossessed from his land, helped the Icelandic settlers who arrived in 1875 withstand the smallpox epidemic of the following year.

The Peacemaker: Thanadelthur, a young Dene woman enslaved by the Cree, who becomes a guide for the Hudson Bay Company. In 1715 she negotiated a peace between longstanding enemies, the Cree and Dene.

The Poet: Pauline Johnson, born on the Six Nations Reserve, who wrote and performed her work throughout North America, and was a pioneer of

The Rebel: Gabriel Dumont, his role in the 1885 Northwest Rebellion, and the Metis of Batoche.

The Scout: Tommy Prince, a decorated Aboriginal war hero, and his exploits on the European battlefields of the Second World War.Canadian literature.

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Great ideas for using this book in your classroom can be found in the Teacher’s Guide for Tales from Big Spirit Series. A printable eBook (pdf format) of the guide is available for downloading.

ERAC Evaluated and Approved

Selected for CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens list

Recommended Text, Grade 4, Module 1A, NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum, 2014

Approved resource for Manitoba classrooms

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