In the first of three linked stories, a young boy and his grandfather set out in a birchbark canoe early one spring morning. Together, they discover the peaceful beauty of the lake. In the second story, the sun rises high in the summer sky as they climb a rocky cliff for a bird's-eye view of the land. And, finally, as an autumn night descends, they venture into the woods. Under the patient and gentle guidance of his grandfather, the boy gradually comes to respect the ways of nature and to understand his own place in the world.
About the Author
Jan Bourdeau Waboose is a First Nations writer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Karen Reczuch has illustrated many award winning children's books, including Morning on the Lake and The Dust Bowl, winner of the 1997 Toronto Chapter I.O.D.E. Award. She lives in Acton, Ontario with her two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Morning on the Lake is a story about a Ojibway boy and his grandfather. The story takes you on a journey with the boy as he travels with his grandfather to his special place. Relationships are very important in this culture and the boy wants to experience the woods as his grandfather has. The boy and his grandfather travel together learning about love, trust, and nature.This story is an amazing example of family and love. The illustrations are well crafted and help the reader to understand the respect the boy and his grandfather have for nature and each other. Readers can learn a lot about this culture by reading this book.After reading the book students can complete a journal entry where they talk about a special relationship they share with an older family member or friend.
An Ojibway boy and his grandfather set out in a birchbark canoe to visit grandfather's special places in the northern wilderness. Sacred encounters with loons, and eagle and wolves are felt with awe and wonder, and an appreciation of native spiritualism. The love between the grandfather and his grandson also shine out. Beautiful illustrations by Karen Reczuch.Highly recommended.
In three episodes, ¿Morning,¿ ¿Noon,¿, and ¿Night,¿ the Ojibway cultures relationship with nature and animals is presented through the narrative of a boy as he spends the day outdoors with his grandfather.