Nokum: Ma Voix Et Mon Coeur: With CD by David BouchardNokum: Ma Voix Et Mon Coeur: With CD by David Bouchard

Nokum: Ma Voix Et Mon Coeur: With CD

byDavid BouchardIllustratorAllen Sapp

Book & Toy | November 21, 2006 | French

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    Will you walk with me, Grandmother?
    Will you talk with me a while?
    I'm finding life confusing
    And I'm looking for some answers
    To questions all around me
    At that school and on the street.
    You have always been here for me
    Will you help me learn to see?

Nokum Is My Teacher is the poetic story of a young aboriginal boy, posing questions to his grandmother, his "Nokum", about the wider world beyond the familiarity of their home and community. Through a series of questions, Nokum guides her grandson towards an understanding of his need to fit into and learn more about this large world beyond the reserve. Nokum offers her grandson a vision of a world he can enter through imagination and reading, while retaining respect for the ways of his people. By the conclusion of the book, the young grandson has learned many new ideas from his grandmother and discovered his own wisdom in dealing with the changes in his life.

Nokum Is My Teacher is a delightfully packaged book and audio CD, combining the written text in English and Cree with the mesmerizing voice of author/storyteller extraordinaire David Bouchard. It is illustrated by the hauntingly beautiful artworks of Allan Sapp, Cree elder, Governor General's Award-winner, and Officer of the Order of Canada. The singing and drumming are done by Alberta's Northern Cree, who have been nominated for a Grammy Award (2007) in the 'Native American music album' category.

Nokum: Ma Voix et Mon Coeur is also available in English/Cree text and audio as Nokum Is My Teacher.

This is the first of a series of aboriginal books David Bouchard is developing with Red Deer Press.

About The Author

David Bouchard has written more than fourteen books for children, including the classic If You're Not from the Prairie and Qu'Appelle. He is a highly popular and successful public speaker who regularly talks to educators, parents and children about books and reading. He has many years of teaching experience to draw from, and he uses th...
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Title:Nokum: Ma Voix Et Mon Coeur: With CDFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:32 pages, 9.25 × 11 × 1 inPublished:November 21, 2006Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:French

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:088995383X

ISBN - 13:9780889953833

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