This is a lovely picture book about a boy, Solomon, who loses his special friend, a maple tree in a heavy storm. His uncle helps him through his loss. A story about losses, recovery, set on the Canadian West Coast, depicting one of the First Nation’s traditions and people. The story is beautifully illustrated by Janet Wilson. The text is lyrical and evocative. The story couls be used at a variety of levels and for a wide range of curricular outcomes with ties to family, Aboriginal culture, mask making, loss, recovery, interdependence, communities, nature, childhood.
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