Secret of the Dance

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Orca Book Publishers, Sep 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning author Andrea Spalding collaborate to tell the story, to tell the secret of the dance.

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Andrea Spalding is a prolific writer for children. She gives school presentations across the country, and also teaches writing workshops and in-service presentations to teachers, librarians, and any one interested in her passion for Children's Literature. Visit Andrea's website at

Darlene Gait was born on Vancouver Island and began painting as a child. Inspired by nature and by her Coast Salish heritage, Darlene brings a rich understanding of the natural world to her work, which is held in private collections and exhibited world-wide. Darlene lives in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia.

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