Kwulasulwut II: More Stories from the Coast Salish

Description

80 pages
$15.95
ISBN 0-919441-54-8
DDC j398.2'09711

Author

Publisher

Year

1997

Contributor

Illustrations by Bill Cohen
Reviewed by Patricia Morley

Patricia Morley is professor emerita of English and Canadian studies at
Concordia University, and the author of Kurlek, Margaret Laurence: The
Long Journey Home, and As Though Life Mattered: Leo Kennedy’s Story.

Review

This second volume of traditional Salish legends consists of four
stories: “Smuy, the Little Deer,” “Journey to the Moon,” “The
Mink Family and the Raccoon Family,” and “Deer, Raven and the Red
Snow.” In Ellen White’s hands, morality-based themes—respect for
the environment, the value of cooperation and hard work, etc.—come
across as sheer fun. Bold, whimsical paintings by Okanagan artist Bill
Cohen are a perfect match for the text. Although directed at children,
Kwulasulwut II should appeal to all ages. Highly recommended.

Citation

White, Ellen., “Kwulasulwut II: More Stories from the Coast Salish,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 27, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/18959.