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Soapstone Porcupine

Written by Jeff Pinkney and illustrated by Darlene Gait
Published by Orca Book Publisher
Goodreads Rating - 5.0 / 5.0
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The dog shows up the way snow does on a winter’s day. She just drifts in and stays, becoming the friend of a young Cree boy. The boy and the dog set out on an adventure that ends in a quandary of quills and a big brother who swears to take revenge on the porcupine. But Lindy, a Cree elder and master carver, reminds the brothers of the importance of the great porcupine. After a day spent carving in town, the boy learns some truths about human nature and realizes that sometimes, like the porcupine, you must put your quills up to keep from getting pushed around. Soapstone Porcupine is the second book, after Soapstone Signs, narrated by a young Cree boy.

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Who Wrote Soapstone Porcupine

Jeff Pinkney

Jeff Pinkney likes to be out in his canoe or on his mountain bike on forest trails, where he has met a few porcupines. He works as a business advisor in Peterborough, Ontario. Soapstone Porcupine and Soapstone Signs draw on Jeff’s experiences while traveling as a development consultant in Canada’s James Bay Frontier, where he acquired a deep appreciation for the people and the landscape. For more information, visit

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Who Illustrated Soapstone Porcupine

Darlene Gait

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