Muskrat Will Be Swimmingby Cheryl Savageau, Robert Hynes (Illustrator)
A heart-warming tale of the lesson a girl learns from a Seneca creation story told to her by her grandfather--a lesson of knowing who you are and staying strong in the face of hurtful criticism. Elegantly illustrated, Muskrat Will Be Swimming is a treasure for all who have dealt with the fear of being different. Full color.
luminous quality. A handsome picture book that makes its statement quietly and effectively.”
memorable text. No children’s writer I know has done a better job of putting our traditions into the context of modern times while also dealing with the issue of mixed-blood ancestry in a way that is both honest and heart-lifting.”
- Northland Publishing AZ
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.96(w) x 11.39(h) x 0.44(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Abenaki poet, Cheryl Savageau has been awarded Fellowships in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists
Foundation, and three residencies at the MacDowell Colony. Her second book of poetry, Dirt Road Home, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry
Prize. She was awarded Mentor of the Year by Wordcraft Circle of Native
Writers and Storytellers, as well as Writer of the Year for her children's book, Muskrat Will Be Swimming. Savageau also works as a textile artist. Her quilts have recently been exhibited at the
University of New Hampshire in Durham.
After graduating from University of Maryland (B.A. and M.F.A.) he was asked by the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to paint the murals for its bicentennial celebration; these paintings launched his career.Robert lives in Rockville, Maryland, next to a stream and is often visited by deer, turtles, beaver and muskrats.
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