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The great blanket of moss  Cover Image Book Book

The great blanket of moss

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

Summary: 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

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  • 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
Curriculum Lab.
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.


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Decoda Literacy Library 398.209711 A44gr 2016 (Text) 35410000060996 General Collection Volume hold Available -

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