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History is all about the winners, the heroes, the top dogs, right?

But what about those who almost made it, the "mighta, coulda, shoulda, wouldas" of the world? In this rousing collection by the author of Fifteen Minutes of Fame, long-time Canadian Press journalist Dale Patterson introduces the lovable losers and nearly-weres that reached the very cusp of glory, but fell a little too short.

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Nokum Is My Teacher

Nokum Is My Teacher is the poetic story of a young aboriginal boy, posing questions to his grandmother, his "Nokum", about the wider world beyond the familiarity of their home and community.

Now available in papaerback!

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The Song Within My Heart

Winner of the Governor General's Literacy Award, The Song Within My Heart is a beautifully crafted picture book that refects the wonders of life on a reserve, the importance of the pow-wow, and ultimately, the love between grandmother and grandson.

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Welcome to Red Deer Press!

Red Deer Press publishes upscale children’s picture books, including illustrated Aboriginal titles, as well as cutting-edge juvenile and young-adult fiction. Our adult list includes history, sports, science fiction, humour and current affairs.

Red Deer Press produces creative and contemporary books by enlisting a balance of established and emerging authors and illustrators guided by a production team of expert editors, designers and production personnel. We enlist publishing talent from across Canada, publish to the national and international markets, and continually strive to creatively promote and market our books.

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