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The Little Hummingbird Hardcover – Mar 1 2010
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The Little Hummingbird is the embodiment of this relatively new style of Haida comics, which combines elements of traditional North Pacific arts and narrative, in this case that of the Haida, and the design of Japanese manga. —Globe & Mail(2010-05-02)
STARRED: Evocative artwork complements this optimistic story that encourages everyone to take responsibility for their home and the planet. —Best Books for Kids & Teens 2011(2011-07-01)
About the Author
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas challenges native stereotypes through illustrative story telling. His artwork is informed by many years of dedication to public service and political activism, mostly on behalf of the Haida. Yahgulanaas creates pop-graphic narratives that riff on traditional Haida stories and painting techniques, and developed "Haida Manga"—the distinctive art form for which he is widely known. A trickster-like sense of humour contributes to his work's appeal. Yahgulanaas' books include Flight of the Hummingbird, A Tale of Two Shamans, The Last Voyage of the Black Ship, Hachidori, and—most recently—Red, a graphic novel.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas has exhibited in several major galleries, including the Bill Reid Gallery, the McMichael Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology, the Glenbow Museum, and the National Arts Center in Ottawa. His Haida Anime "Flight of the Hummingbird" is featured on YouTube. For the past two decades, besides developing his unique visual style, Yahgulanaas has spent most of his time working with other Haida people to prevent their homeland, Haida Gwaii, from being logged. Yahgulanaas lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.
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Top Customer Reviews
Only one BIG drawback... Dukdukdiya is gone.
The Little Hummingbird is named Dukdukdiya in the original book, Flight of the Hummingbird. Kids LOVE to say Dukdukdiya. They LOVE that name.
If the hummingbird was still named Dukdukdiya in this book, it would be PERFECT.
Please put it back in the next edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Again, this is a short book, but it is a nice little package of important, though-provoking words. It would make a great gift for the environmentally enlightened as well as the environmentally challenged.
A Guide to my Book Rating System:
1 star = The wood pulp would have been better utilized as toilet paper.
2 stars = Don't bother, clean your bathroom instead.
3 stars = Wasn't a waste of time, but it was time wasted.
4 stars = Good book, but not life altering.
5 stars = This book changed my world in at least some small way.