The Elders Are Watching

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Raincoast Books, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 54 pages
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As Native elders have advised from time immemorial, this is a gentle plea to respect the natural environment.
When the award-winning poet David Bouchard first saw the artwork of First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers, he was struck by Vickers’ reverence for nature, the vibrancy of his colors, and his perceptive understanding of Canada's rugged West Coast. He saw in Vickers' images the perfect complement to his own lyrical, thoughtful poetry. They collaborated on the original edition of The Elders Are Watching, which has delighted more than 100,000 readers in four languages. Bouchard says, "Both Roy and I share similar dreams for our children. Through this book, we hope that others will come to share these dreams and together work toward correcting some of the mistakes of the past."
In this new edition, their vision is as fresh and relevant today as it was when the book was first published. A plea to respect the natural treasures of our environment and a message of concern from aboriginal leaders of the past to the people of the new millennium, The Elder Are Watching has both a timelessness and an urgency that must be heard.

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Beautiful illustrations. Did an Aboriginal art lesson based on book. Had students create similar works of art using black construction paper and oil pastels. Read full review

About the author (2003)

British Columbia's best-selling author and most sought after public speaker, David Bouchard, has presented to hundreds of thousands of educators, parents and students. This former teacher and principal of 28 years is a champion of literacy around the world. David Bouchard's books have won several prestigious awards, among them: the Canadian Aboriginal Book of the Year in 2007 for Nokum Is My Teacher as well as being short listed for the 2007 Alberta Children's Book of the Year.

Roy Henry Vickers is a renowned carver, painter and printmaker
whose Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino, BC, has become a provincial
landmark. In 1998, Roy was appointed to the Order of British
Columbia and in 2006, the Order of Canada, and has received the
Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. He currently lives in
Hazelton, BC.

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