Judith Silverthorne launches Honouring the Buffalo

Judith Silverthorne answers questions at Seven Stones School, Regina Saskatchewan
Judith Silverthorne answers questions at Seven Stones School, Regina Saskatchewan

Judith Silverthorne kicked off her new book, Honoring the Buffalo, with two events in Regina.

The first was at Seven Stones Community School on February 24, 2015. She was joined by Mike Keepness, who illustrated the book, and Ray Lavalee, Medicine Man and Wisdom Keeper of the Piapot First Nations Reserve. Ray is the Cree elder who gave Judith the legend in the book, and he opened the session with an invocation to the students to remember where they came from and who they are. Mike joined Judith in answering students’ questions after Judith’s reading.

The event was covered by  CJME , cbc.ca, and the Regina Leader Post, and picked up by the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen, and Canada.com.

The second event was March 21 at the Indian Metis Christian Fellowship building. After the reading, her audience enjoyed bannock and, appropriately, bison soup.

Congratulations, Judith!

Honouring the Buffalo, by Judith Silverthorne

Honouring the Buffalo, a Plains Cree Legend - by Judith Silverthorne
Honouring the Buffalo, a Plains Cree Legend - by Judith Silverthorne
Honouring the Buffalo, a Plains Cree Legend – by Judith Silverthorne

Author: Judith Silverthorne
As told by: Ray Lavallee, Wisdom Keeper and Medicine Man of the Piapot First Nation
Illustrator: Mike Keepness
Publisher: Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

48 pages
ISBN-978-1-927756-33-1

Features:

  • Includes Plains Cree translation (Y dialect)
  • Meets the curriculum outcomes for Grade 1-6 Social Studies and Language Arts; also ties in with teaching about treaties
  • Education guides, question and answer sheets, and student worksheets available.
  • For details, download the Honouring the Buffalo Information Sheet .

What’s Inside:

An estimated thirty to fifty million bison once thundered across the Great Plains and much of North America.

Honouring the Buffalo is the story of how the Buffalo gifted themselves so freely through the Creator to the Plains Cree people to help them survive. Discover how every part of the buffalo was used to provide shelter, food, clothing, tools, hunting, spiritual ceremonies and many other necessities.

For more details, worksheets and ordering information, see Judith’s website.

Ghosts of Government House

Ghosts of Government House, by Judith Silverthorne
Ghosts of Government House, by Judith Silverthorne

Author: Judith Silverthorne

Publisher: Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

Are there really ghosts at Government House? Sam and J.J. have heard about the legendary ghost ‘Howie,’ but who is he really? And is he responsible for all the mysterious things that happen there?

The two girls, along with Grandma Louise, find out more than they’d bargained for when they set out on their ghost detecting adventures in the historic mansion. Howie is the least of their worries — and so is proving to Sam’s older brother Gabe that ghosts actually exist. What none of them had anticipated is their encounters with so many unexpected apparitions. Who are those ghosts, and why are they there?

Nominated for the 2013 Diamond Willow award.

Watch the book trailer on Vimeo or Youtube.

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The audio book is available at iTunes.

The Secret of the Stone House

The Secret of the Stone House, by Judith Silverthorne
The Secret of the Stone House, by Judith Silverthorne

Author: Judith Silverthorne

Publisher: Coteau Books

Emily’s adventures continue when she returns to visit the pioneer family, while at the same time trying to unravel a family mystery. When she finds a mysterious key, she is led to an important discovery, but one that leaves her even more intrigued about her family’s past.

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The Secret of the Stone Circle

Secret of the Stone Circle, by Judith Silverthorne
Secret of the Stone Circle, by Judith Silverthorne

Author: Judith Silverthorne

Publisher: Coteau Books

Will a trip to Scotland bring Emily any closer to her father and to finding out the origins of her Elliott ancestors? Will encountering the unexpected apparition of a woman from centuries past in a circle of standing stones proves to be far more than Emily bargained for?

The Secret of the Stone Circle Review
Nominated for a 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award in Children’s Literature.

Order from Coteau Books, Chapters, or Amazon.ca.

 

The Secret of Sentinel Rock

The Secret of Sentinel Rock, by Judith Silverthorne
The Secret of Sentinel Rock, by Judith Silverthorne

Author: Judith Silverthorne

Publisher: Coteau Books

In the first book in Judith’s Secret serires, Emily, a twelve-year-old girl from the city, has come to say goodbye to the family homestead following her grandmother’s funeral. Magically, miraculously, she finds herself transported back to a bygone era when pioneers first settled the Canadian prairies. How did she get here – and how will she get back home?

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