The Spirit Trackers
The Spirit Trackers
The Spirit Trackers The Spirit Trackers

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Publisher: Fifth House Publishers

Author Statement: Jan Bourdeau Waboose ; illustrated by François Thisdale
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 6
Age range upper: 9
Specs: full color illustrations throughout
Pages: 32
Trim Size: 8 1/2" X 10 1/2"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20230427
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The Spirit Trackers

Will and Tom speak in a whisper.
"Uncle, tell us the story of the Windigo."
The boys look behind them for something they can't see.

When Uncle shares the story of the Windigo, the cousins get more than they expect. That night something strange scratches at the frost on their bedroom window. In the morning they find huge tracks in the snow. The Wandering Night Spirit of Winter!

Tom and Will know what good Trackers would do, so they follow the trail deep into the forest. Then a strange cry slices the air.

"Remember," Will whispers as they move forward. "Don't look into its eyes."

Can you be a tracker too? Find the tracks hidden in the pictures.


Jan Bourdeau Waboose is First Nation Anishinaabe of the Ojibway Bear Clan from Northern Ontario. Jan started writing stories and poetry from a young age. She draws on childhood experiences and her work reflects her traditions and culture of the Indigenous peoples. Her writings respect and honour families and our natural surroundings. Jan's titles include: SkySisters, Morning on the Lake, Firedancers, Where Only the Elders Go, and numerous poetry anthologies.

François Thisdale's thirty-year career in creating images for children's books has garnered him many honours and awards at home and abroad. Among them are: the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and the Notable Books for a Global Society Award (Missing Nimâmâ), the IBBY Honour List (The Stamp Collector), and the Crystal Kite Award. His most recent picture books include The Girl Who Loved Giraffes and Anna Maria and Maestro Vivaldi. His trademark atmospheric images are the product of a unique blend of drawing, photography, and richly textured painting techniques interwoven with digital imagery. François lives near Montreal, Quebec.

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