Morning on the Lake by Jan Bourdeau WabooseMorning on the Lake by Jan Bourdeau Waboose

Morning on the Lake

byJan Bourdeau WabooseIllustratorKaren Reczuch

Picture Books | February 1, 1999

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In the first of three linked stories, a young boy and his grandfather set out in a birchbark canoe early one spring morning. Together, they discover the peaceful beauty of the lake. In the second story, the sun rises high in the summer sky as they climb a rocky cliff for a bird's-eye view of the land. And, finally, as an autumn night descends, they venture into the woods. Under the patient and gentle guidance of his grandfather, the boy gradually comes to respect the ways of nature and to understand his own place in the world.
Jan Bourdeau Waboose is a First Nations writer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Karen Reczuch has illustrated many award winning children's books, including Morning on the Lake and The Dust Bowl, winner of the 1997 Toronto Chapter I.O.D.E. Award. She lives in Acton, Ontario with her two children.
Title:Morning on the LakeFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9 × 10 × 0.12 inShipping dimensions:9 × 10 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550745883

ISBN - 13:9781550745887

Appropriate for ages: 5


From Our Editors

Experience the Canadian wilderness with an Ojibwa grandfather who shares rich aboriginal wisdom with his grandchild. Beautifully illustrated, these three magical stories take place in the misty morning, sunny day and starry night. With his grandfather’s loving guidance, Noshen learns the ways of nature and finds his own place in the world in Morning on the Lake.

Editorial Reviews

Filled with lessons of love and respect for Mother Earth, this book is packed with many Ojibway cultural references for young readers. Noshen and his grandfather, Mishomis, set off in a birchbark canoe, climb a mountain and stand off a pack of wolves - all in one day. Noshen learns that he is brother to the wolves and need not be afraid of any animal he meets in the woods. Karen Reczuch's illustrations of many culturally-relevant objects like beadwork designs and Mishomis' moccasins make this book something to be treasured.-Aboriginal Voices