The Tree by the Woodpile

And Other Dene Spirit of Nature Tales

Ebook

The Tree by the Woodpile

“With the passing of many of our Elders, the telling of these stories becomes more valuable than ever.” — Raymond Yakeleya

The Tree by the Woodpile is a story about a 
First Nations boy who is told an enchanting tale by his grandmother about how an old tree by the woodpile provides food and shelter for the birds and animals of the North. The story is suffused with Newet'sine, the Creator and Spirit of Nature, who brings a message of how we must to cherish our land. The Tree is written in English and Dene for middle-grade children, ages 7 to 12. Other stories in the book are “The Wolf,” and “The Mountain, the Wind, and the Wildflowers.”