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  • Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Tapwe and the Magic Hat

Tapwe and the Magic Hat

Why a Booktrail?

Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie writes a story inspired by oral histories and traditions

  • ISBN: B09NF4X2NW
  • Genre: Childrens, Indigenous writing

What you need to know before your trail

Tâpwê can’t wait to spend a week with his cousins on the other side of the Cree reserve—especially since Kokhom, his grandma, has given him the most amazing gift: a Magic Hat with bluebirds and grass snakes that come to life! Tâpwê is so excited that he soon forgets Kokhom’s advice: Watch out for tricksters!

Tâpwê’s adventure is everything he imagined. He meets his cousins, takes part in a powwow, and sleeps in a tipi. But soon he’s reminded of Kokhom’s words. Is his new friend Wâpos leading him astray with mischief?

Travel Guide

Piapet reserve Saskatchewan

Tâpwê and the Magic Hat draws on a rich Indigenous tradition of storytelling and features:

A memorable cast of characters from both imagination and legend.
A glossary and pronunciation guide of Cree words used in the book.
A note to parents and teachers from Buffy Sainte-Marie about trickster stories.
An important message for young readers about being yourself, and learning to dance to the beat of your own heart.
Features black and white illustrations throughout.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Tapwe and the Magic Hat

Destination: Regina, Saskatchewan  Author/guide: Buffy St Marie Time: 2022

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