COMING IN 2012 The Moon Speaks Cree, A Winter Adventure (Theytus) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden. Illustrated by Bill Cohen (Okanagan, Vernon, BC). Winter is Lawrence’s favorite season shared with his two sisters and filled with the fun of outdoor adventures. He rides his father’s big toboggan pulled by four eager dogs, invents a sliding machine that really works, reconnects with his older brother and learns the secrets of winter survival from his parents and grandparents. Based on Larry Loyie’s traditional Cree childhood, the story teaches deeper lessons: respect for culture and history, the effect of change on Aboriginal people, the importance of being good to animals. 68 pages, grade 3 and up.
Goodbye Buffalo Bay (Theytus Books) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden. A chapter book for ages 11 and up. The dramatic and often comical story of teenaged Lawrence in his last tumultuous year at residential school, followed by his first few years as a child worker. As the young Cree boy begins his search for who he is after residential school, he learns to stand up for himself and feel pride in his abilities. His adventures include a near-deadly forest fire, working on the green chain in a sawmill, standing up to bullies, making his first non-Native friends, and the wonder of being in the Rocky Mountains. Skating on the Fraser River, Lawrence knows he is finally free of the past and ready to embrace the future.
When the Spirits Dance by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden, with historic and modern photos, Theytus Books. The second children’s book in the Lawrence Series (which includes As Long as the Rivers Flow). The Second World War brings dramatic changes to a First Nation’s boy’s life when his father is sent overseas. Hardcover, 48 pages, Full colour illustrations, Age 8 and up, ISBN 1- 894778-40-5; 13 digit ISBN 978-1-894778-40-4. Publication Date: 2006.
The Gathering Tree by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden, illustrations by Heather D. Holmlund, Theytus Books (2005). Gently told, a beautifully illustrated story of a First Nations family facing the issue of HIV. Includes teaching materials. Ages 9 years and up. Published with the support of Chee Mamuk, Aboriginal Program, STD/AIDS Control, BC Centre for Disease Control. Hardcover. ISBN 1-894778-28-6.
NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden, illustrations by Heather D. Holmlund (Groundwood Books). This fully illustrated book is the award-winning story of a boy’s last summer in a traditional First Nations setting before being taken to residential school. Winner of the 2003 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Paperback available in September 2005. ISBN 0-88899-696-9. See Book Reviews.
As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden, illustrations by Heather D. Holmlund, published by Groundwood Books. This fully illustrated story of a boy’s summer learning First Nation traditions is available in Canada and the United States. Hardcover ISBN 0-88899-473-7. For more information, see Book Reviews. SOLD OUT IN HARDCOVER.
Acimowina Storytelling (Order from Voices Rising, Learning at the Centre Press, 10116-105 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada; e-mail: email@example.com) Cree stories from student writers, many written in creative writing classes with Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden.
Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1979-2000. Edited by Margaret L. Archuleta, Brenda J. Child and K. Tsianina Lomawaima. Published by Heard Museum, 2000. Includes excerpts from Larry Loyie’s play Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for Us). ISBN O-934351-62-7.
Honouring Time: A 15-month Aboriginal Day-timer (Ningwake Learning Press & TransCanada, 2001. Order from firstname.lastname@example.org) Featuring First Nations writers and artists, including Larry Loyie.
Learning about Participatory Approaches in Adult Literacy Education (Order from Voices Rising, Learning at the Centre Press, 10116-105 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada; e-mail: email@example.com) Six teachers talk about their experiences; includes an overview of creative writing workshops by Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden.
Two Plays About Residential School Includes Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for Us) by Larry Loyie, and The Strength of Indian Women by Vera Manuel. (Order from Living Traditions Writers Group at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Greater Vancouver Book “First Nations People” by Larry Loyie, an essay on First Nations people in Vancouver area. (Published by Linkman Press, Vancouver. Order from local bookstore)
The Healing, a Memoir for Four Voices by Larry Loyie (Order from Living Traditions Writers Group at email@example.com)
The Wind Cannot Read Larry Loyie, co-editor. An anthology of learners writing (Province of British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, 1992