Meennunyakaa / Blueberry Patch

  • Edited By: Norman Chartrand
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Theytus Books
  • Series: schchechmala children's series
  • Themes:Manitoba, Berries, Food Sovereignty, Indigenous, Traditions
  • Available:09/24/2019
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
Based in Duck Bay, Manitoba, in the 1940s, an Elder shares his experience of packing up to go out to collect blueberries, a traditional gathering that took place every summer. He describes the journey and landscape with humor and such vivid imagery that readers will see themselves there with him, boarding the trail of wagons from surrounding communities and heading east toward the blueberry patch. The Elder's stories offer a journey back in time and are complemented by images of fields of plump blueberries, tall green grass, bannock baking over an open fire, clear freshwater streams and the tents the people slept in.

Written in English and Anishinaabemowin.
★ “Acutely joyful.”
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2020  |  Commended