Author & Illustrator
Rhonda Snow is a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Her stories come from her ancestors, and she believes that the crows still talk to her, the trees hold ancient secrets, and that the little people of the forest still exist.
Illustrator Eloy Bida is a Native illustrator and digital marketing consultant, and he is a descendant of the indigenous people from South America.
The Little People and The Water of Life is a tale for all ages, a story passed down in oral tradition from generation to generation about how the Ojibwe people of North America learned to make maple syrup and then shared it with the world. Ojibwe elder and storyteller Ronda Snow, and Native American artist, Eloy Bida capture the astounding and delightful tale of animals and magical beings of the forest who help the Ojibwe people prepare for maple syrup making during the "Sugar Maple Moon."
Blackbears and Blueberries Publishing is a Native-owned nonpprofit publishing company with a focus on creating and developing Native children's books for all young people written by Native authors and illustrators.
- Size: 8.5" x 8.5"
- 28 pages
- Full color illustrations throughout