Joey is a happy Nuu-chah-nulth boy, eager to help and quick to see the bright side of things. But when he loses his beloved grandmother, the sun goes out in his world. Fortunately, she has left something of herself behind--a song, which keeps knocking on Joey's heart, and a dance, which urges him to get up on his feet and choose again. The forest setting, Grandma's house-even the sun in the sky-are richly informed by West Coast artistic traditions, without sacrificing a joyous, childlike appeal.
Category:First Nations Subcategory:Parents and Educators Series:Grief/Loss Author:Sylvia Olsen, Ron Martin, and Kasia Charko