Jason's New Dugout Canoe
"Writer Joe Barber-Starkey tells Jason's adventure so every reader will feel the loss of his canoe. . . [with] the vitality of the stylized pictures in easy conjunction with the words. . .scenes of total bliss."
Book DescriptionThe long-awaited sequel to BC children's classic Jason and the Sea Otter.
This delightful story of a Nuu-chah-nulth boy explores First Nations traditions and values through the making of a canoe. Jason's first canoe is crushed during a storm, and he must replace it. Through Uncle Silas, he learns the traditional methods of canoe building - plus scores of stories and legends about his heritage. In an entertaining way, Jason's New Dugout Canoe also teaches the important lesson of patience, plus respect and reverence for nature and all its creatures.
The story is packed with stunning, full-colour illustrations by Paul Montpellier, which one reviewer has described as "wonderfully clear and detailed, capturing both closeness to nature and a sense of continuity of Native tradition."