One afternoon several weeks ago, Adelaide and I walked over to the University book store. We were rewarded with a marvelous book find, one which I had never seen or heard of before. The book we discovered that day is called Zoe and the Fawn by Catherine Jameson, and it has become one of our very favourite storybooks. It is a calming book, so gentle and unassuming, yet so sweet and charming in it's simplicity. And with such wonderful illustrations by Julie Flett... Adelaide and I both just adore it!
The story is of a little girl named Zoe, who along with her father, discovers a fawn curled up under an Aspen tree. Together, they decide to search for the fawn's mother. Along their way, they discover many different animals of the forest, and as they do the Okanagan (Syilx) names appear in the text.
So, this afternoon Addie and I went back to the bookstore and snapped up the very last copy, because we love this book so much that we wanted to share it with you all.