The spirit of Denendeh. Volume 1, A blanket of butterflies / Richard Van Camp, text ; Scott B. Henderson, line art ; Donovan Yaciuk, colours.
Comic Book/Graphic Novel | HighWater Press | 2022

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45 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Age group Late Adolescents ericd
The Debwe series
Spirit of Denendeh ; volume 1
Debwe series.
Originally published as A Blanket of Butterflies in 2015.
Interest Age: 15-18. HighWater Press.
Grade: 9-12. HighWater Press.
"No one knows how a suit of samurai armour ended up in the Fort Smith museum. When a mysterious stranger turns up to claim it, Sonny, a young Tłı̨chǫ Dene boy, is eager to help. Shinobu has travelled to Fort Smith, NWT, to reclaim his grandfather's samurai sword and armour. But when he discovers that the sword was lost in a poker game, he must confront the man known as Benny the Bank. Along the way, Shinobu must rely on unlikely heroes--Sonny, his grandmother, and a visitor from the spirit world. Together, they face Benny and his men, including the giant they call Flinch. Will Shinobu be able to regain the lost sword and, with it, his family's honour? Can Sonny and his grandmother help Shinobu while keeping the peace in their community? Now in full-colour, this new edition includes additional background information and cultural context. Learn about the real-life inspiration behind the story and the intersections between Indigenous and Japanese-Canadian experiences during the Second World War"-- Provided by publisher
"Explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, NWT, to retrieve his family's samurai suit of armor and sword from the local museum. When he discovers that his grandfather's sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they call 'Benny the Bank,' he sets out to retrieve it with the help of a young boy, Sonny, and his grandmother. Together, they face Benny and his men, Torchy, Sfen and the giant known as Flinch, and come to an unexpected realization"-- Provided by publisher.
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Blanket of butterflies
9781774920404 (HighWater paperback)
1774920409 (HighWater paperback)
9781668867648 (Follett binding)
1668867648 (Follett binding)
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