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Drum Calls Softly

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ISBN-10: 0889954216

ISBN-13: 9780889954212

Edition: 2008

Authors: David Bouchard, Shelley Willier, Jim Poitras, Shelley Willier, David Bouchard

List price: $24.95
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Beloved children's author David Bouchard has teamed up with emerging writer Shelly Willier to create a heart warming tale in his newest book, The Drum Calls Softly. Discover the beauty of the traditional Round Dance through the lush descriptive verse of Bouchard and Willier that leads you through the cycles and seasons of life, the forming of new friendships and the understanding of values. Illustrations by internationally acclaimed painter Jim Poitras colorfully grace the pages, bringing the words alive through the intricate movements of the Round Dancers. And Northern Cree teams up once again with David Bouchard, providing the translation from English to Cree and the haunting drum music…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Red Deer Press
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 120
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.30" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Jim Poitras was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and is of Cree, Salteaux, and Metis descent. Jim's awareness of his heritage grew slowly over the years. He is self-taught in several art media, and is inspired by First Nations music and particularly the drum beat of Mother Earth speaking to her people.