The Reluctant Storyteller

Middle grade chapter book

New, expanded edition, illustrated by Carlin Bear Don’t Walk, with bonus story, The Energy of The Thunder Beings, illustrated by Roy Boney Jr.
Chooch Tenkiller is reluctant to be a storyteller like the rest of his family. But, on a trip with his Uncle Dynamite to the small town of Greasy, Oklahoma, Chooch will find there’s more than one way to tell a story… (Hardcover, $17)
Includes Cherokee Life Today by Traci Sorell!

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!

Picture book (Storytelling Math series)

Bo wants to find the perfect container to show off his traditional marbles for the Cherokee National Holiday. It needs to be just the right size: big enough to fit all the marbles, but not too big to fit in his family’s booth at the festival. A playful exploration of volume and capacity featuring Native characters and a glossary of Cherokee words(Hardcover, $16; Paperback, $7)

Lure of the Lake

Middle grade chapter book (Wilderness Ridge series)

Twins Harley and Rhiannon Hummingbird have always been competitive. But there’s one thing the siblings can agree on―they can’t wait to travel from their Oklahoma home to their grandparents’ new cabin in northern Wisconsin. Both Harley and Rhiannon are looking forward to a week of swimming, boating, and most importantly, fishing. While there, they learn about the best baits, the best techniques, and the importance of location in having a successful day fishing. But the most important lessons they learn are about teamwork and persistence. (Hardcover, $25; paperback, $6)

Trophy Buck

Middle grade chapter book (Wilderness Ridge series)

Rodney Locust is finally 12, the age his dad says he must be to attend the annual deer hunt on his family’s allotment in the hills of eastern Oklahoma. But there’s a lot of work to do before Rodney can grab his rifle and step foot in the woods, starting with hunter safety. Rodney is anxious to start hunting and not excited about all the prepwork. But when he finally gets his chance, Rodney discovers the lessons he’s learned may have been the key to a successful first hunt…. (Hardcover, $25; Paperback, $6)

Ancestor Approved

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids, a middle-grade anthology edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith and illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt.

Read my story, “Wendigos Don’t Dance” and other great stories by a who’s who of native writers: Joseph Bruchac, Christine Day, Eric Gansworth, Dawn Quigley, Carole Lindstrom, Rebecca Roanhorse, David A. Robertson, Andrea L. Rogers, Kim Rogers, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Monique Gray Smith, Traci Sorell, Tim Tingle, Erika T. Wurth and Brian Young.

Cover of the book Unstoppable by Art Coulson showing an illustration of Jim Thorpe running with a football

Unstoppable

Middle grade picture book / biography

Read the real-life story of the great Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indians who walked into the football stadium at West Point in 1912 as underdogs but strode off the field winners after one of the biggest college football upsets ever. You’ll also learn more about the other players on the legendary Carlisle football team, their coach Pop Warner and the horrors of the American Indian boarding school era. (Hardcover, $16)

The Creator’s Game

Middle grade chapter book

Travis Skinaway doesn’t know the full story of the sport of lacrosse: He only knows that he struggles to play the game as part of his middle school team. Travis is ready to hang up his gear, but then his grandfather appears in a dream, explaining to him the deep cultural and spiritual connection of lacrosse to American Indians. When opportunity strikes in the big game, Travis carries the weight of tradition onto the field with him, celebrating skills handed down through generations. (Paperback, $7)

About Art

Art Coulson is a writer of Cherokee, English and Dutch descent and comes from a family of storytellers (in all three traditions!) Some of his earliest memories are of listening to stories and reading books on his grandmother’s lap. He has been a writer his whole life and published his first two books when he was in elementary school.

Representation

Raven Quill Literary Agency logoArt Coulson is represented by Jacqui Lipton | Raven Quill Literary Agency.

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The Reluctant Storyteller

New, expanded edition, illustrated by Carlin Bear Don’t Walk, with all-new bonus story, The Energy of The Thunder Beings, illustrated by Roy Boney Jr.
Chooch Tenkiller is reluctant about many things — he is reluctant to be a storyteller like the rest of his family and he is reluctant to spend spring break in the small town of Greasy, Oklahoma, with his Uncle Dynamite. But Chooch will find out there’s more than one way to tell a story… (Hardcover, $17)
Also includes Cherokee Life Today by Traci Sorell!

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!

Picture book (Storytelling Math series)

Bo wants to find the perfect container to show off his traditional marbles for the Cherokee National Holiday. It needs to be just the right size: big enough to fit all the marbles, but not too big to fit in his family’s booth at the festival. A playful exploration of volume and capacity featuring Native characters and a glossary of Cherokee words(Hardcover, $16; Paperback, $7)

Lure of the Lake

Middle grade chapter book (Wilderness Ridge series)

Twins Harley and Rhiannon Hummingbird have always been competitive. But there’s one thing the siblings can agree on―they can’t wait to travel from their Oklahoma home to their grandparents’ new cabin in northern Wisconsin. Both Harley and Rhiannon are looking forward to a week of swimming, boating, and most importantly, fishing. While there, they learn about the best baits, the best techniques, and the importance of location in having a successful day fishing. But the most important lessons they learn are about teamwork and persistence. (Hardcover, $25; paperback, $6)

Trophy Buck

Middle grade chapter book (Wilderness Ridge series)

Rodney Locust is finally 12, the age his dad says he must be to attend the annual deer hunt on his family’s allotment in the hills of eastern Oklahoma. But there’s a lot of work to do before Rodney can grab his rifle and step foot in the woods, starting with hunter safety. Rodney is anxious to start hunting and not excited about all the prepwork. But when he finally gets his chance, Rodney discovers the lessons he’s learned may have been the key to a successful first hunt…. (Hardcover, $25; Paperback, $6)

Ancestor Approved book cover

Ancestor Approved

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids, a middle-grade anthology edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith and illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt.

Read my story, “Wendigos Don’t Dance” and other great stories by a who’s who of native writers: Joseph Bruchac, Christine Day, Eric Gansworth, Dawn Quigley, Carole Lindstrom, Rebecca Roanhorse, David A. Robertson, Andrea L. Rogers, Kim Rogers, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Monique Gray Smith, Traci Sorell, Tim Tingle, Erika T. Wurth and Brian Young.

Unstoppable

Read the real-life story of the great Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indians who walked into the football stadium at West Point in 1912 as underdogs but strode off the field winners after one of the biggest college football upsets ever. You’ll also learn more about the other players on the legendary Carlisle football team, their coach Pop Warner and the horrors of the American Indian boarding school era.

The Creator’s Game

Travis Skinaway doesn’t know the full story of the sport of lacrosse: He only knows that he struggles to play the game as part of his middle school team. Travis is ready to hang up his gear, but then his grandfather appears in a dream, explaining to him the deep cultural and spiritual connection of lacrosse to American Indians. When opportunity strikes in the big game, Travis carries the weight of tradition onto the field with him, celebrating skills handed down through generations.

About Art

Meet Art Coulson

Art Coulson is a writer of Cherokee, English and Dutch descent and comes from a family of storytellers (in all three traditions!) Some of his earliest memories are of listening to stories and reading books on his grandmother’s lap. He has been a writer his whole life and published his first two books when he was in elementary school.

Representation

Raven Quill Literary Agency logoArt Coulson is represented by Jacqui Lipton | Raven Quill Literary Agency.

Let’s get social

Contact Art

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