Read Together Featured Book: G is for Gael

Read Together Featured Book: G is for Gael

Fàilte means "welcome"—welcome to the world of Nova Scotia's Gaelic culture! This book is a first step for children and adults looking to understand and connect with Gaelic history, culture, and identity in Nova Scotia. Through joyful illustrations and creative concepts, readers will have the opportunity to explore and celebrate what it means to be a Gael. The book is for children, teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone who wants to learn more about Gaelic language and culture in Nova Scotia.

G is for Gael: An Alphabet of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic Culture, written by elementary school teacher, Shelayne Hanson and illustrated by Etta Moffatt.

You can also enjoy a sample of G is for Gael which includes a free printable colouring page.

Check out this virtual visit with Hanson, who will answer questions from some of her grade 1 students, read from her new book, and chat about how she came to write it. Hanson's daughters Abby and Ella of Up with Gaelic! will share a few fiddle tunes, steps, and a port-a-beul! D is for dance, F is for Fiddle, S is for Song, and V is for Visit!

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