Traditional Tricksters. Original Graphic novels

Telling the stories of First Nations, Métis, Inuit (FNMI) peoples of Canada


6″ x 9″


Grades 1-2: 16 pages
Grades 3: 24 pages
Grades 4-6: 32 pages

TRICKSTER TALES is a groundbreaking, never-before-seen collection of graphic novels that focuses exclusively on the stories of First Nations, Métis, Inuit (FNMI) peoples of Canada. Spanning the West Coast, Plains, Great Lakes, East Coast, and the North, eight distinct strands in the series follows the adventures of different tricksters from each region. Lively storytelling, careful levelling of the story text, and accompanying literacy support combine to make TRICKSTER TALES perfect for students from Grades 1 to 6.

Each TRICKSTER TALES graphic novel focuses on one traditional tale, as retold by a FNMI storyteller and Elder from the region. Visually dynamic and accessible graphic novel format Levelled text, carefully selected tales, and varying story lengths ensure that students of all reading abilities will be able to find the right TRICKSTER TALES book for them.

Eight strands to cover eight distinct regions and FNMI peoples across Canada:

 Wesakechak Tales: Nehilawe (Cree) of the Plains (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

Nanabozho Tales: Anishinaabek (Ojibway) of the Great Lakes (Manitoba and Ontario)

 Glooscap Tales: Wabanaki (Abenaki/Mi’Kmaq) of the East Coast

 Chi-Jean and other Métis Tales: Métis of Manitoba and Northern Ontario

 Tales from the Six Nations: Haudenosaunee of Ontario

Tulugaq and Other Inuit Tales: Inuit of the Arctic

 Iktomni Tales: Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Raven Tales: Haida of the Northwest Coast


Splash Page

Includes a short introduction to the story and main characters to help draw readers in, and pronunciation help is also provided for character names where appropriate.

About the Story

The About the Story page appears at the end of each book and describes the history of the story and provides some introductory information about the region and FNMI peoples the story comes from


There are eight strands that cover eight distinct regions and FNMI peoples across Canada:


David Bouchard

Series Editor

David Booth

Literacy Consultant