Book cover of Rabbit Chase

Rabbit Chase



Publisher & Publication Year

Annick, 2022

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Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe/Métis)

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K.C. Oster (Ojibwe/Anishinaabe)



Aimée, a non-binary Anishinaabe middle-schooler, is on a class trip to offer gifts to Paayehnsag, the water spirits known to protect the land. While stories are told about the water spirits and the threat of the land being taken over for development, Aimée zones out, distracting themselves from the bullying and isolation they’ve experienced since expressing their non-binary identity. When Aimée accidentally wanders off, they are transported to an alternate dimension populated by traditional Anishinaabe figures. To gain the way back home, Aimée is called on to help Trickster by hunting down dark water spirits with guidance from Paayehnsag. On their journey, Aimée faces off with the land-grabbing Queen and her robotic guards and fights the dark water spirits against increasingly stacked odds.

Notable Achievements

Joint winner, Canadian Children’s Books Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens


Educator Guide

This guide, created by Annick Press, includes pre-reading activities, discussion questions, and extension activities.

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