Gaelic Resources for Nova Scotia Teachers

Jan 12, 2021 | Childrens, Education

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Bradan Press has been busy creating Gaelic resources for Nova Scotia educators!

Here is the full list of our Gaelic books currently available from the Nova Scotia School Book Bureau. We’ll continue to update this list as new books are published and approved.

Click on each title below to learn more.

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Gaelic Resources in English

NSSBB # 1004775G is for Gael : An Alphabet of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic Culture (paperback, 2020)
An alphabet book focusing on the Scottish Gaelic langauge and culture of Nova Scotia. Each letter of the English alphabet features a corresponding English word that relates to an aspect of Gaelic culture, an explanation of the concept or story behind the word, the equivalent word in Scottish Gaelic …

NSSBB # 2400248Bodkin Beag and Bodkin Mòr (English, paperback, 2020)
In this traditional Scottish Gaelic folktale, translated into English for the first time, Bodkin Mòr sets out to teach a lesson to his greedy friend, unleashing a long chain of unintended consequences. lIllustrated by Cape Breton artist Emily MacDonald…

NSSBB # 1003470Fionn Maccool and the Salmon of Knowledge (English, paperback, 2017)
Fionn MacCool and the Salmon of Knowledge is the story of why the great Gaelic hero Fionn MacCool sucks his thumb. A traditional Gaelic tale retold by Nova Scotia trained educator Terri M. Roberts, perfect for reading aloud to children.

NSSBB # 2400260Play it Like You Sing it: The Shears Collection of Bagpipe Culture and Dance Music from Nova Scotia, Volume 1 (paperback, 2018)
The history of the Highland bagpipes in Nova Scotia began in the 1750s. Scottish and Highland piping traditions have continued in Nova Scotia for over 250 years, through immigration, Confederation, economic outmigration, and two world wars. Throughout the19th century, bagpipe music was interwoven …

NSSBB # 2400261Play it Like You Sing it: The Shears Collection of Bagpipe Culture and Dance Music from Nova Scotia, Volume 2 (paperback, 2018)
The history of the Great Highland bagpipes in Nova Scotia began in the 1750s. Scottish and Highland piping traditions continued in Nova Scotia for over 250 years, through periods of immigration, community building, Confederation, economic out-migration, and two world wars.

NSSBB # 2400249Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking Audiobook (2 CD set, 2018)
This 2-CD audiobook features Nova Scotia poet Lewis MacKinnon’s journey through the Celtic year with the Sufi mystic Rumi. Scottish Gaelic translations of Rumi’s poetry, read aloud by the author in Gaelic and English, are accompanied by original poems for the Gaelic seasons and holidays of Nova Scotia…

NSSBB # 2002047 Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking (paperback, 2017)
Lewis MacKinnon’s fourth Scottish Gaelic poetry collection features translations of selected poems by Coleman Barks, interpreter of the renowned 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, alongside MacKinnon’s own original poems. The poems in this bilingual collection are grouped thematically in sections…

 

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G comme Gaël : L'alphabet de la culture gaélique en Nouvelle-Écosse

Gaelic Resources in French

NSSBB # 3002168Fionn MacCool et le saumon de la sagesse (paperback, 2019)
Il s’agit de l’histoire du grand héros gaélique Fionn MacCool et de la raison pour laquelle il suce son pouce. Le conte présente aux enfants la tradition orale gaélique et il s’agit du conte parfait pour une lecture à haute voix dans une classe ou en groupe. Les exploits de Fionn MacCool sont …

NSSBB # 3002409 – G comme Gaël : L’alphabet de la culture gaélique en Nouvelle-Écosse (paperback, 2020)
Fàilte signifie « bienvenue » : bienvenue au monde de la culture gaélique en Nouvelle-Écosse! Ce livret est une première étape pour les enfants et les adultes qui souhaitent découvrir et comprendre l’histoire, la culture et l’identité gaéliques en Nouvelle-Écosse. Grâce à des illustrations joyeuses et des concepts créatifs, les lecteurs pourront explorer et célébrer l’identité gaélique…

DOWNLOAD THE FULL LIST OF NSSBB-APPROVED GAELIC BOOKS FROM BRADAN PRESS (updated 15 Apr 2021)

 

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Gaelic Resources in Gaelic

NSSBB # 2400246Bana-phrionnsa a’ Phoca Phàipeir (Gaelic, paperback, 2020)
The authorized Scottish Gaelic translation of the beloved Canadian classic The Paper Bag Princess. Nuair a tha an dràgon as fiadhaiche air an t-saoghal a’ briseadh caisteal na Bana-phrionnsa Ealasaid na bhleideagan, a’ losgadh a h-uile stiall aodaich a th’ aice, agus a’ falbh leis a’ Phrionnsa Raghnall, a th …

NSSBB # 2400247Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mór (Gaelic, paperback, 2020)
Chaidh Biorachan Beag is Biorachan Mór a-mach do’n choille, a bhuain chnothan…ach cha sguireadh Biorachan Beag gan ithe! Bha Biorachan Mór ag amas air leasan a theagasg dha a charaid gionach, sanntach, agus sin mar a thòisich sreath de bhuilean gun dùil. Air aon àm bha an sgeulachd air tè den…

NSSBB # 2400249Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking Audiobook (2 CD set, 2018)
This 2-CD audiobook features Nova Scotia poet Lewis MacKinnon’s journey through the Celtic year with the Sufi mystic Rumi. Scottish Gaelic translations of Rumi’s poetry, read aloud by the author in Gaelic and English, are accompanied by original poems for the Gaelic seasons and holidays of Nova Scotia…

NSSBB # 2002047 Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking (paperback, 2017)
Lewis MacKinnon’s fourth Scottish Gaelic poetry collection features translations of selected poems by Coleman Barks, interpreter of the renowned 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, alongside MacKinnon’s own original poems. The poems in this bilingual collection are grouped thematically in sections…

 

DOWNLOAD THE FULL LIST OF NSSBB-APPROVED GAELIC BOOKS FROM BRADAN PRESS (updated 15 Apr 2021)

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