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Fox on the Ice/Maageesee Maskwameek Kaapitby Tomson Highway
Synopses & Reviews
One winter afternoon, Joe and Cody went ice fishing with their papa, their mama, and Cody’s little black dog, Ootsie. It was the perfect day to fish. The sky was clear, and the sun made the snow sparkle like diamonds.
Brothers Joe and Cody are spending a chilly winter afternoon ice fishing with their parents. Cody is helping Papa fish, while Mama and Joe doze in the sled. Suddenly the sled dogs sit up and sniff. A fox is across the lake, her fur as bright as flames. The sled dogs give chase, pulling Mama and Joe along on a wild ride.
Written in both English, and Cree Maageesees Maskwameek Kaapit is a wonderful, lyrical story of celebration from award-winning author Tomson Highway, capturing a passing way of life for future generations. Illustrator Brian Deines has created an evocative masterpiece of shimmering oils depicting the beauty of northern Manitoba.
About the Author
Tomson Highway is one of Canada's most important aboriginal voices. He is an award-winning playwright and the author of The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughtta Move to Kapuskasing. Tomson Highway was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1994. Originally from Manitoba, he now resides in northern Ontario when he is not travelling abroad.
Brian Deines is an acclaimed artist and photographer who graduated from the Alberta College of
Art. His previous picture books include Forever: The Annual Hockey Classic and Prairie Summer. The illustrations for Dragonfly Kites by Tomson Highway were nominated for a Governor's General Award for Illustration. He lives in Toronto.
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