The Little Métis Series has been developed to meet gaps in Métis themed children's literature. The series will have new books continually added to it, always striving to present Métis children with themselves in books, both historic and contemporary. Many books are created to meet the specific needs of programs or communities.

 

  • It's Great to be Métis
  • What Could You Do in Your Canoe?
  • What Will You Be Little One?

Children's titles containing Michif language:

  • Wa-nish-ka / Wake up
  • La Jhoornii D'aen Pchi Taan-faan / A Child's Day
  • Lii Pchi Gaar-soon / The Little Boy
  • Kay-kwaay Oo-shi-ta-yenn Anoosh? / What are you Doing Today?
  • La Pchit Fii / The Little Girl
  • Pa-piw / Laughing
  • Miit-shook! / Eat up!

 

 

This book tells of the life of two school age children who are involved in different expressions of their Métis culture. It shows how contemporary Métis culture reminds us of the past and makes a new history for tomorrow.

Written by Louise Gordey

Illustrated by Sheldon Dawson

French Translation provided by Carole Freynet-Gagne

Price $2.95

24 pages - paperback

Suggested Grades: Pre-school to Grade 4

English and French Available

ISBN # 978-0-9865369-9-1 (English)

# 978-0-9881036-0-3 (French)

This book combines open ended questions and colourful illustrations in a pre-school rhyme book that will ignite the imagination of all readers. This book is a great discussion starter, with lots of answers to be found right in the illustrations. A fascinating introduction to the Métis culture for little ones.

Written by Louise Gordey

Illustrated by Sheldon Dawson

Price: $9.95

26 pages - paperback - full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school and up

ISBN # 978-0-9865369-0-8

 

What Will You Be Little One?

 

Using rhyme and repetition, this book introduces preschool children to a world of careers ranging from traditional Métis livelihoods to contemporary opportunities. Created for use with the "Little Métis Sing With Me" program, it would also be a wonderful addition to any daycare, preschool or Kindergarten classroom.

 

Written by: Louise Gordey

Photos by: Clara Kusomoto

Price: $2.00

22 pages - full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school - Grade 3

ISBN # 978-0-9865369-6-0

 

Little Métis Michif Series

 

These books were developed to fill gaps in Métis specific literature for young children. Using rhyme, repetition and other predictable storytelling methods, children are introduced to historical and contemporary Métis children doing the things that all children do. These books include Michif and introduce children and their families to this unique Métis language.

This Michif/English language book takes children through the day from waking up to bedtime. (16 pages - full colour)

Written by: Louise Gordey

Photos by: Clara Kusomoto

Michif translation provided by: Norman Fleury

Price: $2.00

16 pages - full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school - Grade 3

ISBN # 978-1-927531-00-6

 

 

 

 

 

This Michif/English language book uses rhyming to comfort children as they go through their daily routines.

 

Written by: Louise Gordey

Photos by: Clara Kusomoto

Michif translation provided by: Norman Fleury

Price: $2.00

20 pages - full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school - Grade 3

ISBN # 978-0-9865369-8-4

 

This Michif/English language book shows little boys playing during the day. The book is sung to the tune of Frère Jacques.

 

Written by: Louise Gordey

Photos by: Clara Kusomoto

Michif translation provided by: Norman Fleury

Price: $2.00

20 pages - full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school - Grade 3

ISBN # 978-0-9881036-9-6

 

This Michif/English language book explores teaching the Michif language through everyday activities.

 

Written by: Louise Gordey

Photos by: Clara Kusomoto

Michif translation provided by: Norman Fleury

Price: $2.00

19 pages - full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school - Grade 3

ISBN # 978-0-9865369-7-7

 

This Michif/English mini-book showcases a little girl helping her parents around the house with different household chores. The book is sung to the tune of Frère Jacques.

 

Written by: Louise Gordey

Photos by: Clara Kusomoto

Michif translation provided by: Norman Fleury

Price: $1.00

8 mini pages (cut & fold book) full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school - Grade 3

ISBN # 978-0-9881036-1-0

 

This Michif/English mini-book shows families and children laughing while playing and interacting.

 

Written by: Louise Gordey

Photos by: Clara Kusomoto

Michif translation provided by: Norman Fleury

Price: $1.00

8 mini pages (cut and fold book) full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school - Grade 3

ISBN # 978-0-9881036-2-7

 

This Michif/English language book takes children through the steps needed to eat a healthy nutritious lunch.

 

Written by Louise Gordey

Photos by Clara Kusumoto

Michif translation provided by Norman Fleury

Price: $1.00

8 mini pages (cut & fold book) full colour

Suggested Grades: Pre-school to Grade 3

ISBN # 978-0-9881036-3-4