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The Land of Os

John Ramsay

September 12, 2014 | Children's paperback
ISBN: 9781553794912
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Description

When Richard's class from Big Spirit School takes a canoe trip, he and his classmates chance upon an ederly woman. She tells them the story of her grandfather, John Ramsay, of the Sandy Bar community on Lake Winnipeg. Ramsay's land was taken by the government and given to the new settlers from Iceland who arrived there in 1875. Yet many owed their survival to Ramsay, who helped them through freezing winters, hunger, and a devastating smallpox epidemic.

The Land of Os is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique seven-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of seven great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history--some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4-6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics. These books will help students make historical connections while promoting important literacy skills.

About this Author

David A. Robertson is an award-winning writer. His books include When We Were Alone (winner Governor General's Literary Award), Will I See? (winner Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award Graphic Novel Category), Betty, The Helen Betty Osborne Story (listed In The Margins), and the YA novel Strangers. David educates as well as entertains through his writings about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues. David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.

Wai Tien graduated with honours from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. When he's not busy drawing comics or painting murals, Wai pulls double duty on guitar and vocals with his band, All On Red. He was nominated for a Manitoba Book Award for his work on the graphic novel The Peacemaker: Thanadelthur.

ISBN: 9781553794912
Format: Children's paperback
Series: Tales from Big Spirit
Pages: 32
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Published: 2014-09-12

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