Les nouvelles kamiks de Viivi (Viivi's New Kamiks), Level 9 is a leveled reader that uses a sequential story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn. All nine-year-old Viivi wants for her birthday is a pair of kamiks. These special books take a long time to make and also each person must take good care of their pair. Viivi sets out to prove to her parents that she is a responsible person who can now care for her boots.
Je vais chez grand-maman (Going to Grandma's), Level 4 is one of the leveled readers in Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. This illustrated book introduces readers to simple action verbs. The level 4 reader has one sentence in English per page. Each sentence is short, basic, and repetitive. Full-colour drawings support readers decode the sentences. In this reader a young Inuk girl walks to Grandma's house to spend the night. Simple and fun activities let's readers know that contemporary Inuit families live in houses, have plumbing, and go to sleep in beds.
J'aide mon grand-père (Helping My Grandfather), Level 6 is an illustrated book that introduces beginning readers to the verb to help. Set in the Arctic out on the land, this reader shows a young boy helping his grandfather with daily chores inside and outside the tent. This 8-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 6 titles have 8 to 12 pages of text with one to two sentences per page. The fun, full-colour comic-like illustrations by Luke Coleman assist the beginning reader with decoding the simple text.
Mary au Parka Rouge is the is the French language edition of Red Parka Mary. Translated by Mona Buors from children's author Saskatchewan writer and storyteller Peter Eyvindson a seven-year-old First Nation boy narrates his experiences with an elderly neighbour. Someone had told the boy to be afraid of this Elder. But one day while passing her home, the woman named Mary calls to the boy and gives him a pail filled with chokecherries for his mother. Slowly the boy comes to understand Mary, visits her often, and begins to learn traditional activities during their visits.
Les Mots Qu'il Me Reste Violette Pesheens, pensionnaire à l'école résidentielle, nord de l'ontario, 1966 is the French edition of Scholastic's Cher Journal (Dear Canada) series. This story is the work of Ojibwe scholar and author Ruby Slipperjack. This French edition is translated from English by Martine Faubert. This 178-page story diary presents the perspective of an Ojibwe girl who is forced to attend a residential school in 1966.
Ava et le monde des touts-petits is the French translation of Inhabit Media's, Ava and the Little Folk. This is a 35-page read-aloud, picture book. This captivating story describes the life of a young orphan in an Inuit village. Ava often finds he is hungry and alone, spending time in his special place away from the village. No one wants to show him how to hunt or fish but one day he hears the approaching footsteps of tiny hunters. To his amazement Ava sees the tiny men, with their tiny spears, and tiny hunting dogs. Ava realizes these are in fact Little People or Inugarulligaarjuit.
Louis, Fils des Prairies is the French language edition of Louis, Son of the Prairies about the early life of Métis leader, Louis Riel. Told in a fictionalized series of anecdotes, the book attempts to provide students with an account of a Métis child's life in mid-nineteenth century western Canada. Louis Riel's early influences and activities as a Métis child growing up in the St. Boniface Red River Settlement are told in a series of dialogues. The reader learns about childhood games, friendships, the buffalo hunt, Red River flood, and the fur trade.
Du Sang Sur Nos Terres: Joséphine Bouvier, Témoin de la Rébellion de Louis Riel, is the French language edition of Blood Upon Our Land: The North West Resistance Diary of Josephine Bouvier by Maxine Trottier. This French edition is translated by Martine Faubert. This historical novel is part of the Cher Journal series (Dear Canada Series) from Editions Scholastic.
La Vie Dans L'Arctique (Living in the Arctic) is part of the Apprentis Lecteurs - Géographie series from Editions Scholastic. Designed for the rookie reader, this picture book explains about the lifestyles of the Inuit of North American and the Sami of Scandinavia. In addition to the text and colour photographs of the people and the environment, the book also introduces young readers to some of the animals and birds of this Arctic region. The French translation is by Ann Lamontagne. The book contains a map of the Arctic region and an index.
Mon Pays À Feu Et À Sang: Genevieve Aubuchon, Au Temps De La Bataille Des Plaines D'Abraham is the French translation of The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Genevieve Aubuchon. This is a recent historical novel by Maxine Trottier that explores an Abenaki girl's experiences during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in New France, 1759. This novel is part of the Dear Canada series. The French editions is translated by Martine Faubert. Genevieve is a Catholic orphan raised in a French widow's household.