Illustrated by Janet Kaszonyi
After helping his Mishoomis (Grandfather) save an orphaned Appaloosa colt from a bog, Jason takes a special interest in caring for it which he names Binesi or Thunderbird. At school, the bullies make fun of his affection for the funny looking colt he hopes to race one day. They laugh and call him “Racin’ Jason.”
With support from his Grandparents, Jason raises and trains Binesi. On the day of the big race, Jason and Binesi are ready. The teasing only makes Jason more determined than ever to win.
About the Author and Illustrator:
Elaine J. Wagner is Ojibwe and was born in Manitoba. Elaine worked for many First Nations organizations before she retired and started writing. This is her second book. She now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Born in Vancouver, Janet Kaszonyi is a Metis who traces her ancestry back to the Red River Settlement. She grew up with her deaf mother, great aunt and a dog on a farm in a small town called Onoway in Alberta. As an only child, Janet spent hours drawing pictures and exploring the woods, imagining and acting out incredible tales. Today she teaches art and photography and lives in Abbotsford, BC.
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