Book 3 in the trilogy: Fiddle Dancer, Dancing In My Bones, Call of the Fiddle.
Call of the Fiddle is the third and final book in the trilogy of a young boy as he learns to embrace his Métis heritage through storytelling, family love, and jigging. It follows Fiddle Dancer and Dancing in My Bones.
Anne Patton and Wilfred Burton read their award-winning books Fiddle Dancer and Dancing in My Bones to an appreciative audience of eleven children at the George Bothwell Library on November 2, 2010.
A crew from Access7, Access TV‘s community channel, was there to record the event. It will be broadcast around the province later this year and next year as one of several shows in their new literacy program, The Bookworm’s Corner.
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Now Anne and Wilfred have another reason to dance!
Anne Patton launched Dancing in My Bones with co-author Wilfred Burton at the Back to Batoche Days in Batoche in June 2010. This picture shows Anne reading to a group of young people.
Here is Anne with her husband Waldo and her granddaughter Ada, standing in front of a display of all the recent books published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute, publisher of Dancing in My Bones and its prequel, Fiddle Dancer.
Dancing in My Bones, the sequel to the highly successful book Fiddle Dancer, returns us to the story of a young Metis boy named Nolin, as he continues to discover his Metis heritage. Dancing in My Bones will take you on a journey to discover Moushoom’s first moose hunt, red lipstick kisses, Uncle Bunny’s fiddling, and the return of the “Bannock Jig”. But most importantly, by the end of the story, you might feel like you have dancing in your bones!
Winner of three 2009 Saskatchewan Book Awards (Award for Publishing, First Peoples’ Publishing Award, First Peoples’ Writing Award)
This photo captures a moment during the book launch of Dancing In My Bones. The launch took place at the Batoche museum on June 21, 2009. A young woman played a lively jig on her fiddle while a high school group performed. My granddaughter heard the call of the fiddle, too. At the side of the stage she started whirling and twirling to the beat. The audience loved it.