Book cover of Learning to Carve Argillite

Learning to Carve Argillite

ISBN

9781553799849

Publisher & Publication Year

HighWater Press, 2021

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Author

Sara Florence Davidson (Haida) and Robert Davidson (Haida/Tlingit)

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Illustrator

Janine Gibbons (Haida Raven of the Double-Fin Killer Whale Clan)

Synopsis

Summary

Learning to carve is a lifelong journey. With the help of his father and grandfather, a boy on Haida Gwaii practises to become a skillful carver. As he carefully works on a new piece, he remembers a trip to Slatechuck Mountain to gather the argillite, as well as his father’s words about the importance of looking back to help us find our way.

Notable Achievements

Long-listed, First Nations Communities READ 2022

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