Author Tags: Aboriginal Authors, Kidlit & Young Adult
This book is designed to teach K'ómoks children their ancestral Kwak'wala language. The story is inspired by a lullaby sung by Chief Charles Mountain Wilson, great-grandfather of Rob and Andy Everson.
Rob Everson (pictured) is the Chief Councillor of the K'ómoks First Nation. He is also Hereditary Chief of the Gigalgam Walas Kwagut.
Rob has a Diploma in Computer Science and a Certificate in Information Technology. He lives on the K'ómoks reserve with his wife and three children.
Andy has a Master's degree in Anthropology. He is the owner of Copper Canoe, an Aboriginal language media company. He lives in Comox with his wife and two children.
Willy Kalawi (translated by Gloria Cranmer-Webster, Eva Dick and Mary Everson; illustrations by Andy Everson and Dustin Klassen; lullaby song by Mary Everson) (2004 Wachiay Friendship Centre)