CBC Children’s Book Council – Berry Magic

The Children’s Book Council is a great source for children’s reading material. The council establishes reading lists, and as the website states: it help teachers, librarians, parents, caregivers, and booksellers discover wonderful books for the kids and teens in their lives. Check out the search menu website – it’s a great resource for kids.

Of particular interest to The Berry Godmother is a book called Berry Magic by Teri Sloat and Betty Huffmon. The excerpt, as outlined on the CBC website reads:

“Long ago, the only berries on the tundra were hard, tasteless, little crowberries. As Anana watches the ladies complain bitterly while picking berries for the Fall Festival, she decides to use her magic to help. “Atsa-ii-yaa (Berry), Atsa-ii-yaa (Berry), Átsaukina!” (Be a berry!), Anana sings, turning four dolls into little girls that run and tumble over the tundra creating patches of fat, juicy berries: blueberries, cranberries, salmonberries, and raspberries. The next morning Anana and the ladies fill basket after basket with berries for the fall festival. Thanks to Anana, there are plenty of tasty berries for the agutak (Eskimo ice cream) forevermore.”

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