Last month my little ones and I were lucky enough to cross paths with children slash youth graphic novel author and illustrator Chad Solomon at a local Pow Wow. I had read about him before and was pretty excited to meet him!
A member of the Henvey Inlet, Ojibway First Nation in Ontario, Canada, Chad has been working as a sequential artist since 2002. All of his work is based upon the teaching that resonated with him the most from his grandfather during his childhood:
“No matter how old I become, I should always be young-at-heart and that laughter is the Greatest Medicine.”
It was this mantra that inspired him to start up his company Little Spirit Bear Productions. He teamed up with a couple of other creative geniuses Christopher Meyer and Tanya Leary to publish a line of graphic novels for young children and the young at heart, with his newest venture being a series of picture books for early readers (stage 2). Both of the series revolve around the humorous adventures of sibling brothers Rabbit and Bear Paws set in 18th century colonized North America.
Using traditional Native Teachings and humour, the stories are based on The Seven Fire Prophecies and The Seven Grandfathers. In a delightfully comical, mischievous, fun and colourful way. We have a few of the books in our home and both our 21 month old and 3.5 year old love them, more-so the eldest as he has really gotten into reading. Overall I think these books are great for the whole family and a variety of age groups, click through to discover more!
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