Loaf the Cat Goes To The Powwow (Hardcover)

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By Nicholas DeShaw, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)


A Native American boy's cat surprises him at his first powwow—making for a very special dance indeed!

Loaf the cat loves to play with her boy, and when she’s particularly happy, she’ll make the purr sound for him. She also likes to keep tabs on him, so when he disappears one day, she decides to find him. She follows his smell to a place where there are drums and colors and lots of people—and then she’s excited to see her boy dancing fast, making the ribbons on his regalia twirl beautifully! When he takes a break, Loaf goes to greet him in her special way, making the powwow one her boy will never forget, and worthy of many purrs!

About the Author

Nicholas DeShaw is a proud father, educator, and traditional lacrosse coach, and Loaf the Cat Goes to the Powwow is his debut picture book. He is Anishinaabe (Bois Forte Ojibwe), Migiziwan Odoodeman (he is Eagle clan). Nicholas studies and speaks the Ojibwe language. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tara Audibert (moxyfox.ca) is a multidisciplinary artist working in film, animation, illustration, and fine art. Her previous books include the award-winning Jo Jo Makoons series (by Dawn Quigley), Fiddleheads for Fox (which she also wrote), and Moonbeam (by Gail Francis). Tara owns and runs Moxy Fox Studio, where she created the TV series Lil Glooscap and the Legends of Turtle Island, the award-winning short films I Am the Warrior and The Importance of Dreaming, and the comics This Place: 150 Years Retold and Lost Innocence. She is of Wolastoqiyik and French heritage and lives in Sunny Corner, New Brunswick, Canada.

Praise For…

“Loaf, a feline protagonist, follows her Ojibwe-cued caretaker, Charlie, to a powwow in this simply told picture book. Fond of rubber bands, paper bags, and ribbon, Loaf takes note when ‘my boy started putting all these ribbons on his clothes.’ . . . In an animated picture book debut, Anishinaabe author DeShaw walks readers through the powwow’s Grand Entry, told through the perspective of Loaf the cat. . . . Audibert (the Jo Jo Makoons series), of Wolastoqiyik and French heritage, aptly capture the energy of a cat at play and a boy taking part in the powwow—and the two displaying affection for each other.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593461853
ISBN-10: 0593461851
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English