Richard Van Camp
Richard Van Camp is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author of The Lesser Blessed (D&M) and two collections of short stories, Angel Wing Splash Pattern(Kegedonce Press) and The Moon of Letting Go(Great Plains Publications). Richard has also published two children’s books with Cree artist, George Littlechild: A Man Called Raven (Children’s Book Press) and What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? (Children’s Book Press).
His board book, Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns (Orca), was the official selection of the Books for BC Babies program and was given to every newborn baby in British Columbia in 2008/2009. Richard’s first comic book, Path of the Warrior, was published with Cree artist Steve Sanderson, through the Healthy Aboriginal Network. His second with Sanderson, Kiss Me Deadly, will be available in Fall 2010.
Richard originally hails from Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories, and is a Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene. He has been named “Storyteller of the Year” in Canada and the US by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.
Nighty-Night: A Bedtime Song for Babies is Richard’s follow-up to his best-selling board book Welcome Song for Baby (Orca). Nighty-Night is the first collaboration between Richard and McKellar & Martin. It is currently available, and has been selected as a BC Book For Babies in Prince George, a “Welcome Baby” book project in Lac La Biche, AB, and and a Books for Babies selection in Wainwright, AB! Congrats, Richard!
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