On The Trapline
A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and live off the land, and it was where Moshom grew up. As they embark on their northern journey, the child repeatedly asks his grandfather, “Is this your trapline?” Along the way, the boy finds himself imagining what life was like two generations ago — a life that appears to be both different from and similar to his life now. This is a heartfelt story about memory, imagination and intergenerational connection that perfectly captures the experience of a young child’s wonder as he is introduced to places and stories that hold meaning for his family.
Distinctions: Winner, 2021 Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature — Illustrated books.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, National Indigenous History Month June, National Indigeous Peoples Day June 21.
Promenade des contes title: Ligne de trappe.
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On the Trapline. Text © 2021 David A. Robertson Illustrations © 2021 Julie Flett. Reproduced by permission of Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company, Toronto.