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edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
category: Children's Fiction
published: Feb 2019
ISBN:9781926886534
publisher: Theytus Books Ltd.

Zoe and the Fawn

by Catherine Jameson, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Richard Armstrong

tagged: baby animals, native canadian
Description

Zoe and her father are delighted to come across a fawn in the forest. But the fawn is alone—where is its mother? Join Zoe on her quest for the deer, as she encounters animals and learns their Okanagan (syilx) names along the way.
Repetition of phrased questions will enhance success for beginning readers while creating a playful rhythm for young listeners.

This sweet story is by Catherine Jameson, a mother who studied Children's Fiction Writing at the En'owkin Centre's Indigenous Creative Writing Graduate Program.

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.

Richard Armstrong, syilx traditional knowledge/language specialist, offers syilx (Okanagan) translations for each of the animals in this story. He is from the Okanagan Nation.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 7
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Editorial Review

"Jameson has crafted a quiet tale of father-daughter togetherness using simple vocabulary, a good use of repetition, and a gentle storytelling tone. Flett's earth-toned illustrations neatly complement the author's style of writing…A lovely father-daughter idyll."

— Kirkus Reviews

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