G is for Gael: An Alphabet of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic Culture
Fàilte means “welcome”—welcome to the world of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic culture! This picture book is a first step for children and adults looking to understand and connect with Gaelic history, culture, and identity in Nova Scotia. Through joyful illustrations and creative concepts, readers will have the opportunity to explore and celebrate what it means to be a Gael. The book is for children, teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone who wants to learn more about Gaelic language and culture in Nova Scotia.
MUN ÙGHDAR | ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shelayne Hanson has been an elementary school educator in Nova Scotia for over 25 years. Grandparents and great-grandparents on both sides of her family spoke Gaelic, but as in so many families, the language was not passed on. Her appreciation of her own heritage deepened through her daughters’ learning experiences, and Shelayne supports her girls in sharing the traditions of their Gaelic heritage with others through music and education.
MUN NEACH-DHEALBH | ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Etta Moffatt has been working as a designer and illustrator for 35 years. Through her work with museums, she rediscovered her own Gaelic roots. Named after her Gaelic-speaking grandmother, Etta carries on her storytelling tradition through illustration. Today she enjoys every opportunity to create designs and images that tell the stories of Nova Scotia Gaels to a new generation.
GOIREASAN-TEAGAISG | TEACHING RESOURCES
FIOSRACHADH-ÒRDACHAIDH | ORDERING INFORMATION
Format: Paperback, 11 x 8.5 inches, 32 pages, colour
Retail price: $14.99 CDN
Publication date: May 2020
Format: Hardcover, 11 x 8.5 inches, 32 pages, colour
Retail price: $22.99 CDN
Publication date: September 2020
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