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Storm at Batoche
Illustrations: John Mantha
Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2000. 32 p.
Ages 5 to 8
During a prairie snowstorm, a young boy tumbles from his family's wagon, and is rescued by a mysterious stranger (Louis Riel) on horseback. The two spend a couple of days together, talking and waiting for the storm to pass. Storm at Batoche blends fiction and fact, and examines the nature of friendship. Written by award-winning author Maxine Trottier, and illustrated by John Mantha, the book concludes with an author's note that provides some historical context about the life and death of Louis Riel.