The Ballad of Nancy April

The Ballad of Nancy April

Shawnadithit

Book - 2014
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When a mishap delays Jessie at the end of a school day, she takes a shortcut home. But the shortcut turns into an adventure, as Jessie is transported through time and space, to early 19th-century Newfoundland. There she meets Shawnadithit who, as the last surviving member of the Beothuk, has witnessed the end of a once-great people.

Tales from Big Spirit is a unique seven-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of seven great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history - some already well known and others who deserve to be.
Publisher: Winnipeg, MB, Canada : HighWater Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781553794776
Branch Call Number: ROBERTS
Characteristics: 30 pages : chiefly colour illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Scott B.
Alternative Title: Shawnadithit

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susan_findlay
Sep 03, 2017

I think that this series was a very creative and interesting way to present history. As an adult, I didn't need the framing device of the modern youth at the beginning and end, but I can see why that would appeal to the target audience. Very well done!

This was my favourite of the series.

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