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A Journey Down the River

A Journey Down the River
Neiva Mateus

The winning entry of the SSDEC’s 2nd Annual Children’s Storybook Contest, written by Rachel Vander Veen when she lived in Fort Providence, was inspired by the on-the-land trips she had in the community. The rhythmic counting story encourages children to look for animals hidden in the water, sky, and on land as canoers paddle down the river. One eagle, two moose, three bears…what else will they spy?

The 28-page softcover book was illustrated by Hay River artist Neiva Mateus.