Still This Love Goes On
From Cree-Métis artist Julie Flett and Academy Award-winning icon Buffy Sainte-Marie comes a celebration of Indigenous community, and the enduring love we hold for the people and places we are far away from.
Based on Sainte-Marie’s song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On combines Flett’s breathtaking art with vivid lyrics to craft a stunning portrait of a Cree worldview. At the heart of this picture book is a gentle message about missing our loved ones, and the promise of seeing each other again.
This gem of a picture book features:
- Sheet music of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s beloved song
- Notes from Sainte-Marie and Flett about their inspiration for the song and illustrations
Brimming with love for community and the land, Still This Love Goes On is destined to be read and sung for generations
Buffy Sainte-Marie is a world-renowned and Academy Award-winning Cree singer–songwriter, activist, educator, and visual artist. Her other books for kids include Hey Little Rockabye, illustrated by Ben Hodson, and Tâpwê and the Magic Hat.
Julie Flett, a Cree-Métis author, illustrator, and artist, has received numerous awards for her books, including an esteemed Governor General’s Award and the American Indian Library Association Award. Her work has been reviewed widely, including in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly.
"Flett’s signature style—with its nature-evoking colors, simple, sweeping lines, and expansive composition….suggests movement into limitless space and time…. Gorgeous."
—Horn Book STARRED ★Review
"This ode to Indigenous culture and the deeply rooted experience of reservation life speaks to the experience of holding a place dear throughout life's seasons…..hinting at a love for and connection to home that "goes on and on"….Encourages readers to think about the people and places you love most in your own life."
—Publishers Weekly STARRED ★ Review
“Perfect for bedtime reading... [An] excellent option... for parents looking for something to read with their young children, and especially those looking for books by Indigenous authors.”
—Quill & Quire
"A love letter to family, home, and Indigenous traditions."
—Kirkus STARRED Review
“A heartfelt ode to finding meaning in traditions and the ways love and memories can endure.”
"Flett fills this tender story with spare, precise language and vivid details...The text seamlessly incorporates Cree-Métis words [and] Flett's earth-toned illustrations capture the seasons with a spare, minimalist beauty."
--Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
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