Jak's Story - Dundurn

Jak's Story

Published September 2010

Description

A special ravine and its revered history with First Nations people inspires Jak to save the ravine from demolition.

Thirteen-year-old Jak Loren is a typical boy with the usual problems a family with older sisters and younger brothers presents. Never mind the troubles at school! When Jak goes to the ravine near his home in Brantford to get away from Steven Burke, a bully who’s been tormenting him, he discovers the ravine has a history that’s much older than he thought. He meets Grandfather Rock, who shares with him the story of the people who have lived near the ravine for thousands of years. Soon Jak’s eyes are opened to a new world of beings and respect.

He learns about First Nations people and how their teachings inhabit the spirits of all living things that surround us even today. The tales of the First Nations help Jak to understand that the gift of life is something to be cherished. And when a construction crew arrives in his neighbourhood and threatens his beloved ravine, Jak knows he has to act to save it.

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Contributors

Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell has been sharing the teachings and stories of the First Nations people of southern Ontario for 18 years. He owns and operates two businesses, Ojibway Storyteller and Gonrah Desgohwah White Pine Dancers, out of his home in Brantford, Ontario.

Book Details

Paperback
September 2010
6x9 in
96 pp
9781554887101
PDF
September 2010
-
96 pp
9781459704725
ePub
September 2010
-
96 pp
9781459720978