Texada Island author John Wood and local artist and book illustrator Alfred Muma were on hand to sign copies of their book, Raven and the Salmonberry Rapture, at Artique on Marine Avenue last weekend. Pic Cred: Joya Muma.
Published just in time for Christmas, this beautifully illustrated book is full of stories adapted by the author from Haida Texts and Myths. The book includes an introduction by John Wesley of Skidegate, Haida Gwaii.
A second book signing will take place on Texada Island in the New Year. “We will be using the Van Anda Arts Centre in January and my daughter Joya will be performing on her lute,” Alfred said. “We look forward to meeting up with friends on the island.”
Raven and the Salmonberry Rapture can be purchased locally at Artique, Kingfisher Used Books and Windspirit Gallery.
The book is selling for $30 with $12.50 from each sale going to the Council of the Haida Nation to support their Haida Language Immersion programs.