COMING in 2022: A Magical Sturgeon

A Magical Sturgeon

Illustrator Elinor Atkins, Author Joseph Dandurand

Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713901 [Paperback / softback | 7 in x 8.5 in - 32 pp]
COMING SOON::: Publication Date: 30/04/2022


Written and illustrated in the tradition of the Kwantlen people, Joseph Dandurand's second book A MAGICAL STURGEON is an endearing tale of two sisters and their connection with nature.

In the water sat a sturgeon, born there, so they say, thousands of years ago, though the sturgeon themselves have been here for two hundred million years. It was at first a little egg, a big egg, born into the river. Now the sturgeon is back but how did it get here? How did the first sturgeon come to be? Earth and the river, moons and suns and clouds. Time, thousands of years and the Skwó:wech has seen it all. But what gift does the sturgeon have for us?

So begins this second charming story for children by Kwantlen storyteller Joseph Dandurand. The sturgeon, spirit of the great river, eludes human fishers until two young sisters neglect to follow their mother’s instructions. What follows provides a moving exploration of the importance of sharing and kinship with all other living things.

The story is told with grace and simplicity by a master storyteller in the great tradition of the Kwantlen people. Accompanied by Elinor Atkins’s illustrations, A Magical Sturgeon is a touching follow-up to Dandurand’s bestselling children’s book The Sasquatch, the Fire and the Cedar Baskets.

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