Mi’kmaw Moons: The board book

illustrated by Loretta Gould

by Cathy LeBlanc (text) and David Chapman (text)

A board book featuring lunar months of the year in Mi’kma’ki, in Mi’kmaw and English.

This board book presents the months of the Mi’kmaw lunar calendar to very young children and their parents. Mi’kmaw artist Loretta Gould’s art illustrates each of the 12 Mi’kmaw moons through the changing seasons in Mi’kma’ki. Each month is named after events in the natural world – from Snow Blinding Time through Frogs Croaking Time and Berry Ripening Time. Each month’s illustration is accompanied by its name in Mi’kmaw and English.

Loretta Gould’s art, first published in Mi’kmaw Moons: The Seasons in Mi’kma’ki has won high praise from reviewers, and the book has received numerous awards.

About the Authors

Loretta Gould
Loretta Gould
Cathy LeBlanc
Cathy LeBlanc
David Chapman
David Chapman

LORETTA GOULD is a Mi'kmaw painter and quilter who loves bright, beautiful colours. A self-taught artist, she grew up in Waycobah First Nation and started painting in earnest a decade ago.She has illustrated several books, including three board books about Mi’kmaw teachings for young children. Her works have sold around the world. She lives in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 

CATHY LEBLANC is a member of Acadia First Nation and a graduate of St. Thomas University. She is a Mi’kmaw cultural interpreter and Student Support Worker for Indigenous and African Nova Scotian youth. She lives in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. 

DAVID CHAPMAN is a physicist who worked for 31 years for the federal government. He is a life member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and was the editor of the RASC Observer’s Handbook (2012–2016 editions). He is a lifetime amateur astronomer. He lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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