Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island by Julie Pellissier-Lush

Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island by Julie Pellissier-Lush is a lovely compilation of short stories, each offering both entertainment and education for young listeners. Teaching readers about creation, the importance of believing in themselves, as well as teamwork, each story is shared in a way that is easy for children to understand. There is an underlying message or important lesson to be learned from each one. The illustrations by Laurie Martin are colourful and encompass many aspects or symbols which are representative of the culture. By sharing these stories passed down through generations, this book provides children with a brief glimpse into the Mi’kmaw culture.

Acorn Press is based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and has published several successful, award-winning titles. They have a particular interest in titles that are relevant to Prince Edward Island and the culture of the area.  


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julie Pellissier-Lush M.S.M, actress, and bestselling author of My Mi’kmaq Mother, Poet Laureate for PEI, recipient of the Queens Jubilee medal in 2013, the Meritorious Service Medal recipient in 2017, and the Senators 150 metal in April 2019. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before coming back home. Julie is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg in 2000 with a double major in Psychology and Human Resource Management. She writes, acts, and does photography to preserve the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq for future generations. Julie wrote the poems for the play Mi’kmaq Legends which has been performed on many different stages in the Atlantic region. It is her hope that this play will someday travel across Canada and beyond so more people have the opportunity to learn about the rich Mi’kmaq history! Julie lives in PEI with her husband Rick, her five children, and her granddaughter Miah.

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Laurie Ann Marie Martin is a graphic and freelance artist. Her graphic design business Laurs Graphics, focuses on illustrating Mi’kmaw culture, legends and matching them to curriculum outcomes in order to create educational packages for schools. She designed and illustrated Anntastic: Anne of Green Gables Colouring Book (published by Nimbus Publishing).

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Acorn Press; Bilingual edition (Sept. 1 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English, Micmac
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1773660543
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1773660547

Children's Picture Book Reviewer

Melanie is the Children's Book reviewer at The Miramichi Reader. She is a mother to two young children Adeline (3 years) and Harlow (7 months). She has a Bachelor of Health Science from Dalhousie University and previously worked as a Radiological Technologist before deciding to pursue a career in health insurance administration. She enjoys sewing, crafting, and going on adventures with her family. Having lived in all three maritime provinces, Melanie now raises her daughters with her husband in Moncton, NB.

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