Hands down the loveliest picture book this year, Still This Love Goes On is a picture book for young and old alike. Julie Flett's gorgeous illustrations bring resonance and depth to Buff Sainte-Marie's iconic song- making it a tender and meaningful tribute to the endurance of love. The illustrations weave seasons, landscapes, families, animals together. Its palette is heartwarming, soft, earthy. Simply perfect.— From Johanna's Picks
A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2022
NAMED A BEST PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR: Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, and Chicago Public Library
"A love letter to family, home, and Indigenous traditions. . . This story reminds readers of the joy we experience upon returning to those whom we love and who love us."—Kirkus ★
From Cree-M tis artist Julie Flett and Academy Award-winning icon Buffy Sainte-Marie comes a celebration of Indigenous community, and the enduring love we hold for the people and places we are far away from.
Based on Sainte-Marie's song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On combines Flett's breathtaking art with vivid lyrics to craft a stunning portrait of a Cree worldview. At the heart of this picture book is a gentle message about missing our loved ones, and the promise of seeing each other again.
This gem of a picture book features:
- Sheet music of Buffy Sainte-Marie's beloved song
- Notes from Sainte-Marie and Flett about their inspiration for the song and illustrations
Brimming with love for community and the land, Still This Love Goes On is destined to be read and sung for generations.