The Ojibwe of Great Spirit Island

Elin Kelsey

Soyeon Kim

The Ojibwe of Great Spirit Island

Adapted for kids from Volume 1 of 4Canoes' publication The Ojibwe of Great Spirit Island, this special issue celebrates the history, language, arts and culture of The Anishinaabe People of Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay, Ontario (Great Spirit Island). This special issue is created in partnership with Owlkids, 4Canoes, and members of The Anishinaabe communities.

Bonus:  Each issue includes a FREE digital activity booklet that families can use to further explore the Island, the People and their culture together.

Publication date June 1, 2021



Regular price $8.99
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SKU: BP100377

"Scientifically sound and philosophically profound." - Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW

"Gentle and reassuring, with amazing artwork once again, this is a book that is as hopeful as it is beautiful." - Sal's Fiction Addiction

"Kim's absorbing dioramas create tender scenes of community, intimacy, and loss...readers will appreciate the matter-of-fact, never emotionally prescriptive look at creatures’ mourning behaviors." - Publishers Weekly

"A lovely piece of enhanced nonfiction... Thoughtful and eye-opening." - School Library Journal

"This stunning picture book is unusual in many ways, from its unique and seldom-explored topic to the illustrations done in collage and created using dioramas." - Booklist

"The book adopts a gentle tone and establishes a mood of reverence and respect through Elin Kelsey’s written text and Soyeon Kim’s attractive artwork." - Canadian Review of Materials

Silver Birch Express Award, 2021

Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred selection, 2020

A Kirkus Best Picture Book of 2020

Texas Topaz Reading List selection, 2021

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Publication date

April 15, 2020

Number of pages




Interest age

From 4 to 12