*Novel: Indians on Vacation – Thomas King
Mimi and Bird will take you along for their journey to trace Uncle Leroy’s old postcards in Europe. Told with the unique humor and perspective King brings to his novels we hope you enjoy his style of storytelling, that will make you laugh and stop to think about your own experiences and perspectives. While told in a simple storyline, the novel explores a variety of emotions felt during travel and examines life and family in a way that feels familiar and at the same time imaginative. The items we paired with this novel are from Canadian indigenous-owned businesses except for the cookies which will bring a bit of Europe to your home.
What is in the box?
European cookies – Verduijin’s Cookies – Assorted Flavor of these delicious cookies. While we could not bring you sweet treats from Prague these cookies remind us of our favourite European biscuit.
*Coureurs Des Bois – Birch Bark Coffee – A rich and delicious medium roast coffee honoring the Metis and their role in travel, wood-running and exploring our vast waterways.
*Maple Syrup – Wabanaki - A rich, smooth barrel-aged maple syrup from New Brunswick. Maple Syrup was one of the first gifts given to visitors to Canada. We know you will love this syrup cured in a unique way.
*Dream Catcher – Tribal Trade – Purchased from our friends in Curve Lake you will find a card and link to a description of how to use and where to hang your Dream Catcher. May its web keep away harmful thoughts and dreams.
*Maple Dish – Native Northwest – For every Canadian who sewed a maple leaf on the backpack or proudly wore a Canadian item of clothing this maple dish reminds of what it means to be a Canadian travelling abroad. Store your favourite small items in this beautiful maple dish.
*Postcard – Native Northwest – While Uncle Leroy’s postcards did not lead Mimi and Bird on a straight path, we hope you will take a moment to send this postcard to someone you love.
*Coaster – A gift from Harper Collins to coordinate with your novel.
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