Book Detail

Owls See Clearly at Night/Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: A Michif Alphabet/L'Alfabet Di Michif


ISBN: 9781897476284

Contributors: Flett, Julie (Illustrator)

Publisher: Simply Read Books, 2010

Dewey: FIC

Binding: Hardcover (Readerbound Available)

Levels

Accelerated Reader N/A
Lexile Level 0000
Guided Reading N/A
Interest N/A

BISAC: Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Alphabet


Retail: $16.95

Discounted Price
1 copy: $15.26
2+ copies: $14.41

Description

This picture book is a small glimpse, from A to Z, of some of the sights and sounds of the Michif language and its speakers. The language of the Metis, Michif is a combination of French and Cree with a trace of other regional languages. Once spoken by thousands of people across the prairies of Canada and the northern United States, Michif is now so little spoken that it might disappear within a generation. This alphabet book is part of a resurgence to celebrate and preserve the traditions of the Metis people. Here Michif and English words combine with images from Metis culture to introduce all generations to the unique Michif language. The book even includes a brief introduction to the language's history, a pronunciation guide, and a list of references for those interested in learning more about Michif.

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