When mischievous Lily sneaks out of bed, her mooshum (grandfather) shares a magical story filled with foreboding, dark surprises, and a warning about accepting treats from strangers. Follow Lily and Thomas as they imagine and explore a wonderful storyworld filled with colour, music, and sound. Beautiful narration and voice acting will lead us through the strange world of Kalkalilh and help reinforce valuable lessons.
After a day exploring the wonderful west coast Thomas learns that sometimes little sisters can teach the most valuable lessons of all. Follow Lily and Thomas in an adventure sure to capture any child’s imagination as they encounter one of the most reclusive and mysterious creature of all, the Sasquatch. Learn the history and origin of the sásq’et (sasquatch) as their mooshum (grandfather) relates the oral history of this giant creature and teaches them the valuable lesson of not judging a book by its cover.
Will Lily be able to stay out of trouble long enough to pick soapberries for Kookum’s (Grandmother’s) famous soapberry ice cream? As Lily and Thomas try to finish their chores they learn that help can come from the most mysterious of places. Follow Lily and Thomas as they unravel the mystery of the “Little People”. Who are the Memegwesiwak, these silent and sometimes mischievous little creatures? And will Lily and Thomas finally manage to fill their buckets with fresh soapberries?
She’s such a sweet girl but for some reason trouble seems to find her. Lily loves to make up stories and can amuse herself for hours by acting them out. But is it always her imagination that gets her into trouble, or is there more to her adventures than meets the eye?
Thomas loves to spend his summers at his Mooshum and Kookum’s house. This is where he and Lily have had the best adventures of their lives. And speaking of Lily, it’s a big responsibility to be her older brother. He tries his best to keep Lily out of mischief, but sometimes even he can’t stop the inevitable.
Mooshum is a tall, quiet, unassuming man. He takes his responsibility to teach Lily and Thomas seriously and he draws on traditional teachings and oral histories to help them learn the valuable lessons they will need in life. He knows that there is more truth to most of Lily and Thomas’s stories than most are willing to admit.
Kookum is your regular Grandma, full of sunshine and happiness. Spending summers with Lily and Thomas are the highlights of her year. Lily and Thomas fill her ears with stories, some true and some the product of their most amazing imaginations. While it’s true that they can be a handful, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Kalkalih is a fearsome cannibal mountain woman who tricks disobedient children into trusting her. Children are warned never to accept things from strangers, for it may be Kalkalilh that is tempting them with the aroma of delicious treats. If children wander off by themselves, they risk being captured, never to be seen again.
There have always been legends, eye witness accounts, and unfounded stories, surrounding the mysterious Sasquatch. Known in some places as Bigfoot or the Yeti, the Sasquatch are huge lumbering creatures covered in hair. Sasquatch comes from the Halkomelem (Halq’eméylem) word, sásq’ets.
The Little People are a small mischievous people, who live in underground homes. They like to play pranks on the unsuspecting and are generally harmless; that is, unless you disrespect them. There have been sightings in the woods, near rocky places, and by the river, but it’s not easy to find the Little People if they don’t want to be found.
No one should ever have to grow up. That’s why we are always searching for that special magic that keeps the child in each of us alive. Some of this magic comes from hearing great stories. When we learned of an incredibly rich resource that had gone virtually untapped in children’s storytelling, we knew that we could share this magic and make a lot of people feel much younger.
All cultures draw deeply on their past to anchor them in the present. With Bramble Berry Tales we saw a need to bring three oral histories incredibly dear to the Squamish, Sto:lo, and Cree Nations to life. Dating back thousands of years the lessons these histories teach are as relevant today as they were the first time they were recounted. We have heard it said that “the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow” and if this is true then learning to respect and treasure our neighbors and their beliefs couldn't be more important.
With a talented team of artists, illustrators, writers, and developers Rival Schools is uniquely positioned to bring more magic back into the world. We may not be Walt Disney, but “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Roy Husada Neil McBean David Lam Corey Tracey Betty Kwong Marilyn Thomas
Audio Jungle Partners in Rhyme
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