Illustrated by Barbara Marchand
Based on the oral traditions of the First Nations Okanagan people, this book contains three stories titled How Food Was Given, How Names Were Given and How Turtle Set the Animals Free. The book has received awards which include the "Children's Choice Award" and the "British Columbia 2000 Award". This edition offers original legends with time honoured lessons for children such as the values of sharing and respect, self-sacrifice and reverence for life in all forms. Told in strong, rhythmic language, the stories are perfect for reading aloud and can be used to help children think about important life issues. The full colour illustrations by well known Aboriginal artist, Barbara Marchand, add energy and vibrancy to the text.