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The great blanket of moss  Cover Image Book Book

The great blanket of moss / written by Celestine Aleck ; illustrated by Joel Good.

Aleck, Celestine, (author.). Good, Joel, (illustrator.).


In this Coast Salish story, to make up for her children's rudeness to Snow, Mother Tree gives up her life as a tree and trandforms into a great blanket of moss. The moss blanket protects the younger trees from Snow's anger. Respect for the wisdom of the elders is a theme woven throughout this delightful story that will appeal to readers of all ages.--summary from back cover

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771741248
  • Physical Description: 16 pages : color illustrations ; 23cm.
  • Publisher: Nanaimo, BC : Strong Nations Publishing Inc., 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
The traditional territory of the Coast Salish Nation includes the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada, and Washington State.
Strong Stories
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Grade level: 1, 2, k, p.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Celestine Aleck, Sahiltiniye descends from Snuneymuxw First Nation.
CRE Joel Good is a wood carver from the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
Subject: Trees > Juvenile literature.
Reading (Primary)
Readers (Primary)
Coast Salish Indians > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > History.
Coast Salish Indians > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Mosses > Juvenile literature.
First Nations.
Readers for new literates.
Indians of North America > Washington (State) > Juvenile literature.
High interest-low vocabulary books.
Indians of North America > British Columbia > Juvenile literature.
Coast Salish Indians.
Topic Heading: Salish peoples
Coast Salish
First Nations
Black, Indigenous and people of color

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Decoda Literacy Library. (Show)


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Decoda Literacy Library 398.209711 A44gr 2016 (Text) 35410000060996 General Collection Volume hold Available -
Brentwood Elementary School 398.2089 ALE (Text) BBBE920102977 Nonfiction Volume hold Available -
Cordova Bay Elementary School Strong Nations (Text) 21050000185611 Readers Volume hold Available -
Creston Public Library EASY STRONG STORIES (Text)
Acquisition Type: New
35140001271959 Junior Easy Readers Volume hold Available -
Lansdowne Library PZ 7 A443 G735 2016 (Text) 26040003346166 Main Collection Volume hold Available -
Lochside Elementary School Strong Stories Bin (Text) 21050001005131 First Nations Volume hold Available -
Prospect Lake Elementary School 398.2 ALE (Text) 21050000164616 Nonfiction Volume hold Checked out 2023-06-16
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VIU Library - Nanaimo Campus E 99 S21 A444 2016 (Text) M011926562 CURRIC-LAB Volume hold Available -

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