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David A. Robertson -- Adapting Traditional Stories into Mainstream Literature -- A First Wednesday Talk, Presented by Vermont Humanities (Online)

Join Vermont Humanities, the Norwich Public Library, and the Norwich Bookstore for an evening with David A. Robertson, author of The Misewa Saga!

 

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Indigenous people have shared stories to pass down knowledge, ways of living, traditions, and ceremonies for thousands of years. Author David A. Robertson examines his middle grade fiction fantasy novels, The Misewa Saga, and discusses what role traditional stories played in the development of the series. He explains how he honored the richness, intent, and themes of those original stories.
 
 
David A. Robertson (he, him, his) was the 2021 recipient of the Writers’ Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award. He is the author of numerous books for young readers, a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, and host of the podcast Kíwew. He is a member of Norway House Cree Nation and currently lives in Winnipeg.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Online via Zoom Webinar!
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The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One By David A. Robertson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780735266124
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Puffin Canada - August 31st, 2021

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle-grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.


The Great Bear: The Misewa Saga, Book Two By David A. Robertson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780735266155
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Published: Puffin Canada - August 2nd, 2022

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.


The Stone Child: The Misewa Saga, Book Three By David A. Robertson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735266162
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Puffin Canada - August 2nd, 2022

It's a race against time to save Eli, in this third book in the award-winning, Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series. 


On the Trapline By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735266681
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Tundra Books - May 4th, 2021

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers.


Black Water: Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory By David A. Robertson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781443457781
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Harper Perennial - September 21st, 2021

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year
A Quill & Quire Book of the Year
A CBC Books Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Maclean’s 20 Books You Need to Read this Winter


Event Summary: 
Join Vermont Humanities, the Norwich Public Library, and the Norwich Bookstore for an evening with David A. Robertson, author of The Misewa Saga!

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