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The Forever Sky

Written by Thomas Peacock & illustrated by Annette S. Lee
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Many young readers will connect with the boys in this one, as their grandmother recently passed away and they miss her. Fortunately, their Uncle is able to share with them their beliefs that Nooko’s spirit lives on in the stars (hence, the “forever sky”). This is one you’ll read over and over again because of the illustrations. Each time I flip through it, I notice something else, such as repeated figures or images or the fact that the boys appear in present-day clothing in some illustrations. Peacock includes a Glossary (with pronunciation key) for the Ojibwe words used throughout the book.

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“<em>Nooko’s</em> spirit is there in the stars,” says Niigaanii to his younger brother, Bineshiinh, as they sprawl in a meadow, gazing skyward. “Uncle said when <em>Nooko&#39: s</em> spirit left this world it went there.” Nooko was their grandmother, and they miss her. But Uncle helps them find comfort in the night sky, where all the stars have stories.<br /> Indeed, there are so many stars and so many stories that the boys spend night after night observing and sharing, making sense of patterns and wisdom in “the forever sky.” They see a moose, a loon, a crane, the Path of Souls, and so much more.<br /> One night, a beautiful show of lights fills the sky. Niigaanii explains that the northern lights are the spirits of the relatives who have passed on. The boys imagine different relatives dancing, lighting up the sky with their graceful movements. And then they see her: Nooko is one of the elders leading the dance. She has a message for them. One they can share with their parents and their uncle and everyone else who remembers her. One that lends power to the skies and brings smiles to the stargazers’ faces.

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