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On the Trapline

A picture book by by David A. Robertson and Julie Flett.

David A. Robertson and Julie Flett 

The Governor General Award-winning team from When We Were Alone returns with a picture book that celebrates fathers and grandfathers. A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, travel to visit a place very special to Moshom – the trapline his family used when he grew up. The boy imagines life two generations ago, and what is different and what is similar to his life now. A beautiful introduction to Indigenous culture, as well as – more generally – family histories. (From Tundra Books)

David A. Robertson is an author and graphic novelist based in Winnipeg. The multi-talented writer of Swampy Cree heritage has published 25 books across a variety of genres, including the graphic novels Will I See? and Sugar Falls, a Governor General's Literary Award-winning picture book called When We Were Alone, illustrated by Julie Flett, and the YA book Strangers.

Julie Flett is a Cree-Métis author, illustrator and artist. Flett has illustrated several picture books including Little You, My Heart Fills with Happiness and We Sang You Home. Birdsong was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustration.

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