The Wave of the Sea-Wolf

The Wave of the Sea-Wolf

Book - 1994
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Kchokeen, a Tlingit princess, is rescued from drowning by a guardian spirit that later enables Kchokeen to summon a great wave and save her people from hostile strangers.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c1994
ISBN: 9780395664780
0395664780
9780395968925
0395968925
Branch Call Number: JX FIC WIS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.

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Apr 16, 2016

This book is beautifully illustrated with full page "cut paper" illustrations combined with First Nations artwork. The story is based on a myth from the Pacific Northwest Tlingit people. The story begins a lot like a fairy tale with mother warning daughter to not go near the sea..., and ends like a folk tale with a lesson/moral and an explanation for mysterious tidal waves of the past in that area, while also bringing the impact of Europeans on a small Tlingit tribe into discussion. It is not a grim or frightening story, but not a story easily followed by 5 and 6 years. Grade 2 and up would get more out of it.

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