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Gail Francis was born and raised in the Tobique First Nation Community in Northwestern New Brunswick. She comes from the Wolastoqey Nation under the Wabanaki Confederacy. Gail lives on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Nations. Tara Audibert is an illustrator, film maker, animator and fine artist. She is of hybrid Wolastoqey/French heritage.

How did you get your name? Who named you? Why were you given your name? How do we name our children? Using the traditional practice of naming children, this first story about Moonbeam and the story of how she got her name. She tags along with her mother Morning Star to deliver a baby and she tries to guess the new baby’s name.

Audience Ages 4-10.  This books contains 21 illustrations.


Moonbeam - Gail Francis

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