Ojibway Storyteller's first book, Jak's Story,
is now available through Dundurn Publishing based
out of Toronto, Ontario at your favourite local
During one of his
many engagements at schools throughout Southern
Ontario, a librarian was so impressed with his
engagement that she recommended him to Dundurn
Publishing. Dundurn Publishing contacted Aaron and
asked if he was interested in writing a book. Aaron
immediately jumped at the opportunity and the final
product is Jak's Story.
The book shares
the story of young Jak Lauren, a grade six student,
who is having problems at home and at school. His
sanctuary is the magical ravine behind his house
where he goes when he feels hurt. There, Jak meets
Grandfather Rock, who begins to introduce Jak to the
story's and teachings of the First Nations people.
Through the story's and teachings of our ancestors,
Jak begins to realize how to deal with the problems
of today. When a construction crew begins to cut
down the trees of the ravine, Jak realizes he has to
do something to save the beings that have been in
the ravine for thousands of years!
Jak's Story is the first of
hopefully a five book series. All the books would
named after one of Aaron's children and will deal
with many of the problems facing our youth today.
History, adventure and imagination are the driving
force behind Jak's Story and Aaron looks forward to
continuing the the adventures of the Lauren family
as they learn more about the land around them and
the people that have lived there for thousands of
Book readings for
schools are available!!
Ojibway Storyteller will share story's from the book
as well as read his favourite, (or the students')
favourite chapters from the book in an entertaining
and educational engagement!
All the artwork
within the book were also completed by Aaron Bell,
Ojibway Storyteller and if classes would like him to
share teachings on character design or artwork,
please contact Aaron!
Aaron Bell, Ojibway
Storyteller would love to hear your comments about
the book! Please email him at
with your comments!