Mother Reindeer’s Journey to the Sun: A Tribute to Mountain Caribou


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ISBN: 978-1-7773061-0-6 Paperback:  Pages Published: 2020 Dimensions: 23 × 23 cmWeight: 23 × 23 cm Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Discover the magic of Mother Reindeer, ladybug wishes and mountain caribou! Join Mother Reindeer on her winter solstice flight to bring warmth and light back to everyone in the north. Delight in the detail and colours found on every page of this story. Learn interesting facts about mountain caribou and see photos of wild mountain caribou in their unique habitat.  Be sure to read all the pages and find out the secret of the ladybug that flies along with Mother Reindeer.

About the Authors

Kathy Sager

Kathy is an Early Childhood Educator and published children’s author. She operates a child care centre out of her home in British Columbia’s unique Inland Temperate Rainforest (Caribou Rainforest). Kathy has fallen in love with the mountain caribou and believes it is important to leave the old-growth trees standing in the rainforest where they live. The story of Mother Reindeer reminds her of how thankful she is for the abundance of nature all around her. In sharing this story with her daughters, she has found a beautiful way to honour the return of the sun on the winter solstice. Kathy is also the author of Suzie’s Sourdough Circus - a baking story and recipe book for children. Kathy acknowledges that she lives and works in the təmxʷúlaʔxʷ (traditional territory) of the Sinixt People. She honours their ongoing presence on this land, and their connection to the mountain caribou who share the land with them.

Kristen Scholfield-Sweet

Kristen, a visual artist, with a PHD in Art Education, made these illustrations by using an unusual technique of layering chalk pastel over acrylic paint. Time spent with her chosen granddaughter, Zyla Mae, better known as “the bug,” gave her an idea about how to create more than one story in the same picture. A reindeer journeys to the sun, and a little bug goes along. She is honoured to contribute her paintings to the protection and sustainability of her other-than-human family. Kristen acknowledges that she lives and works in the traditional territory of the Klahoose, Tla'amin and Xwe'malhkwu (Homalco) First Nations. She is grateful for their ongoing presence on this land. You can see more of Kristen’s art at

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