Grand Chief Salamoo Cook Is Coming to Town!

Grand Chief Salamoo Cook Is Coming to Town!

Grand Chief Salamoo Cook Is Coming to Town!

Grand Chief Salamoo Cook Is Coming to Town!


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Once upon a magical time, a young rabbit named Weeskits hurried home to Kisoos—a town known as the Earth’s belly button—to deliver some thrilling news. Salamoo Cook, the Grand Chief of all rabbits in the world, was on his way to announce a mysterious contest. The prize? A year’s supply of all-healing waaskee-choos juice fresh from spruce cones that have just fallen. Would Weeskits be able to help his brother Keegach win the juice to rid his wife of the dreadful manchoos? From Tomson Highway, acclaimed author and playwright, best known for his plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing and most recently his award-winning memoir, Permanent Astonishment. Grand Chief Salamoo Comes to Town! is a laugh-out-loud riot of a tale, interspersed with eight jazzy songs performed in Cree. This musical picture book includes a QR code to access the narrated story and songs online and a glossary of Cree words used throughout the tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782898360428
Publisher: The Secret Mountain
Publication date: 09/01/2023
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Tomson Highway is a Cree author, playwright, and musician. He is one of the most prominent and influential Indigenous writers in Canada. His memoir, Permanent Astonishment, won the 2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. He also wrote the plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, and the bestselling novel Kiss of the Fur Queen. He was recognized with the Order of Canada in 1994 and received an Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement at the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards in 2022.

Delphine Renon is a French illustrator, ceramicist, and graphic designer. After graduating from École de Communication visuelle de Paris, she joined the graphic department at Éditions Nathan jeunesse and became artistic director in 1998. Since 2014, she has illustrated over 30 picture books including The Quiet Crocodile (Princeton Architectural) and Emmett and Caleb (Book Island), which was nominated for the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal.

Born and raised in Montreal, Jimmy Blais graduated from Concordia’s Theatre Performance Program. He is a seasoned stage and film actor. He has worked professionally for companies like The Stratford Festival, The Centaur, Geordie Productions, Porte Parole and La Licorne. He has had roles in television and film for HBO Canada, Discovery Channel, CBC and Space. He is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.

Table of Contents

PLAYLIST (Story in English / Songs in Cree) 1 Grand Chief Salamoo Cook Comes to Town! (Story) 30:30 2 Prologue 1:09 3 Oogi-maagaan Salamoo (Grand Chief Salamoo) 1:57 4. Waaskee-choos (Waaskee-choos Juice) 1:20 5. Kita-skee-eenow (Our Land) 2:20 6. Keespin (If) 2:28 7 Aya-yaa! (Ouch! / The Riot) 2:02 8 Peeyak, neesoo, nistoo (One, Two, Three) 1:39 9 Moynee-geewin (The Contest) 4:33 10 The Flight 2:53 11 Nimoo-chigi-pathin (I am Feeling Very Good) 2:11 12 Epilogue 2:38
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