Jenneli is a young girl who feels that she is nothing special until she learns about the Métis Red River Jig from Grandma Lucee. One day Grandma Lucee enters Jenneli into the jigging contest, and Jenneli is both horrified and excited. With Grandma Lucee's love and support, Jenneli places her doubts and fears aside to dance in the contest.
Elizabeth Denny is a Métis writer who grew up in the small town of St. Laurent in the Interlake Region of Manitoba. She has been writing for several years within many genres. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various journals, and she has written scripts for the APTN children's series Wapos Bay and Tipi Tales.Jenneli's Dance is her first children's book. Elizabeth lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Christopher Auchter is a Haida animator and illustrator, born and raised on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. He attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, receiving his bachelor of media arts with a major in animation, and later graduated with honours from Sheridan College where he studied computer animation. Chris has illustrated and animated APTN children's programs, and worked in the gaming industry for Electronic Arts (EA) and Next Level. Using charcoal, Chris completed an animated film for the National Film Board of Canada entitled How People Got Fire. Chris resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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