When the Trees Crackle with Cold

A Cree Calendar pīsimwasinahikan

About the Book

A bear sleeping in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the cycle of nature. The rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree.

About the Author

Bernice Johnson-Laxdal is a Cree language and culture teacher with over twenty years of teaching experience. Bernice enjoys cooking, going on canoe trips in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. Originally from Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, she now lives at Potato Lake and teaches in La Ronge. Miriam Körner a writer, illustrator and arts educator. Miriam enjoys spending time with her sled dogs along the old trapline trails, talking to Elders about the times when they still had dogs, and writing for children and young adults about her northern adventures. Originally from Germany, she now lives at Potato Lake, Saskatchewan, just down the road from Bernice. miriamkoerner.blogspot.com

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