Fox On the Ice
Maageesees Maskwameek KaapitAuthor Tomson Highway Illustrated by Brian Deines ISBN 9781897252666 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fifth House Publication Date November 30, 2010 Size 216 x 260 mm
One winter afternoon, Joe and Cody went ice fishing with their papa, their mama, and Cody's little black dog, Ootsie. It was the perfect day to fish. The sky was clear, and the sun made the snow sparkle like diamonds.
Brothers Joe and Cody are spending a chilly winter afternoon ice fishing with their parents. Cody is helping Papa fish, while Mama and Joe doze in the sled. Suddenly the sled dogs sit up and sniff. A fox is across the lake, her fur as bright as flames. The sled dogs give chase, pulling Mama and Joe along on a wild ride.
Written in both English and Cree, Fox on the Ice is a wonderful, lyrical story of celebration from award-winning author Tomson Highway, capturing a passing way of life for future generations. Illustrator Brian Deines has created an evocative masterpiece of shimmering oils depicting the beauty of northern Manitoba.
"Absolutely beautiful color illustrations of a family's unexpected adventure enhance this simple and heartwarming tale."
— The Midwest Book Review
"Beautifully illustrated. . . A heart-warming story with a thrilling story arc and unexpected resolution makes this an engaging and fun read while gorgeous illustrations capture the nuanced light, color and texture of ice and snow."
is one of Canada's most important aboriginal voices. He is an award-winning playwright and the author of The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. Tomson Highway was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1994. Originally from Manitoba, he now resides in Northern Ontario when he is not travelling abroad.
is an acclaimed artist and photographer who graduated from the Alberta College of Art. His previous picture books include Forever: The Annual Hockey Classic and Prairie Summer. The illustrations for Dragonfly Kites by Tomson Highway were nominated for a Governor's General Award for Illustration. He lives in Toronto.