Nanabosho, Soaring Eagle, and the Great Sturgeon

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When Nanabosho and his friend Soaring Eagle finish their fall fishing, Nanabosho runs off with all the fish, leaving Soaring Eagle to starve.

 

 

While Billy stays home learning to do laundry, Winona (Nonnie) and her cousin Bonnie head off with Mishomis for a day of fishing. Mishomis tells them the story of Nanabosho, this time the trickster. When Nanabosho and his friend Soaring Eagle finish their fall fishing to prepare for winter, Nanabosho runs off with all the fish, leaving Soaring Eagle and his family to starve. Trout, taking pity on Soaring Eagle, helps him, but then Soaring Eagle gets greedy and has to visit the Great Sturgeon to learn the lessons of moderation. And, of course, Nanabosho gets his comeuppance… Though the backstory focuses on Winona and Bonnie, Brynjolson’s illustrations keep the reader informed of Billy’s progress, including a hilarious illustration of a distraught young man with soapsuds flowing from the washer machine onto the floor.

 

 

Authors: Joseph McLellan (Métis) 

Illustrations: Color illustrations by Rhian Brynjolson

Binding Availability: Paperback 

Published: 1994

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Métis, Ojibwe