Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish (Paperback)

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Description


When you take something from the earth you must always give something back.

From the Kwantlen First Nation village of Squa'lets comes the tale of Th'owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish of tempting, beautiful foods from around the world. But even surrounded by this delicious food, Th'owxiya herself craves only the taste of children. When she catches a hungry mouse named Kw'atel stealing a piece of cheese from
her dish, she threatens to devour Kw'atel's whole family, unless she can bring Th'owxiya two child spirits. Ignorant but desperate, Kw'atel sets out on an epic journey to fulfill the spirit's demands. With the help of a sqeweqs, two spa: th, and a sasq'ets, Kw'atel endeavours to find gifts that would appease Th'owxiya and save her family.

About the Author


Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation located on the Fraser River east of Vancouver. Joseph is Director of the Kwantlen Cultural Centre and is currently the storyteller-in-residence at the Vancouver Public Library. He has published twelve books of poetry, the most recent being I Want (Leaf Press), Hear and Foretell (BookLand Press), and The Rumour. Sh: lam (the doctor) (Mawenzi House).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780369100238
ISBN-10: 0369100239
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 96
Language: English