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3 ratings
list price: $12.95
also available: Hardcover
category: Children's Fiction
published: Nov 2006
publisher: Theytus Books

Zoe and the Fawn

by Catherine Jameson, illustrated by Julie Flett

tagged: native canadian

An adventure begins when Zoe finds a lone fawn in the forest and helps search for its mother. But who could the mother be? A bunny? A fish? Join Zoe and her father as they encounter many woodland animals and learn their Native names along the way.

The tale is simple yet charming. Zoe's inquisitive nature is endearing, as is her father's gentle patience. And as Zoe encounters various animals, their Okanagan (Syilx) names appear in the text. These Okanagan words add to the educational value of the story, but they do not interrupt the flow of the narrative for non-Okanagan readers.

About the Authors
Catherine Jameson is Secwépemc-syilx (Okanagan). She lives in Penticton, British Columbia. This is her first book.

Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L'alphabet di Michif. Julie is Cree-Métis and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit julieflett.com. Follow her on Twitter @julie_flett.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
5 to 7
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Editorial Review

When Zoe and her father venture outside to feed the horses, they discover a fawn curled up under an aspen tree. Zoe and her dad proceed to see if they are able to locate the fawn's mother. In the process, their search brings them across a woodpecker, a trout and a rabbit. "That is not the fawn's mother," Zoe says, continuing her search. Highly Recommended

— Gregory Bryan University of Manitoba
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