Synopses & Reviews
Joe and Cody are young Cree brothers who follow the caribou all year long, tucked into their dog sled with Mama and Papa. To entice the wandering caribou, Joe plays his accordion and Cody dances. They are so involved with their dancing and music that they don’t hear the roaring of the approaching herd of caribou. Bursting upon the boys, ten thousand animals fill the meadow. Joe is surrounded and can barely see Cody a short distance away. And neither of the boys can see their parents.
And yet what should be a moment of terror turns into something mystical and magical, as the boys open their arms and their hearts to embrace the caribou spirit.
About the Author
Tomson Highway is the award-winning author of Fox on the Ice and the bestselling plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. He splits his time between homes near Sudbury, Ontario and the south of France. John Rombough’s painting style reflects the harmony of the Dene peoples with their surrounding way of life and the natural world. He has been a professional artist for over a decade and his artwork adorns walls of corporations, governments and art patrons all over the world. He lives with his family in the small community of Lutselk’e on the eastern shore of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. This is his first picture book.