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Chapter 12 Small Number and the Dog, the Rabbit, and a Sack of Carrots

Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief. He lives with his family in a house near the creek while his grandmother lives in a house on the other side of the creek.

  • This story was written by Veselin Jungic (SFU) and Donna Gerdts

  • The illustrations were created by Bethani L'Heureux

  • The French translation was completed by Audrey Venner

  • The Spanish translation was completed by Laura López and Christian Rosete

  • The Wet'suwet'en translation was completed by Shirley Cook of the Wet'suwet'en Nation See Appendix A.1 for a glossary of words and phrases prepared by Gary George.

The story was inspired by the well known puzzle of the wolf, the goat and the cabbage.

Except being Small Number's best friend, another role of Curly Hair, Small Number's dog, is to remind the reader about a, now extinct, dog breed known as the Salish Wool Dog or Comox dog.