A Walk on the Shoreline

SKU: 9781772272697

Rebecca Hainnu
Grade Levels:
One, Two, Three, Four
Arctic, Inuit
Book Type:
Inhabit Media
Copyright Date:

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Like a Walk on the Tundra, A Walk on the Shoreline, now in paperback, introduces young readers to unique plants and animals found in the Arctic, as well as the traditional Inuit uses for the various species. Young Nukappia can't wait to get out to his family campsite on the Arctic shoreline. After spending all year in the south with his adoptive parents, Nukappia always looks forward to his summer visits with his birth family. After spending one night in town, Nukappia and his uncle Angu begin the long walk down the shore to the family summer campsite, where all of Nukappia's cousins and aunts and uncles are waiting for him. Along the way, Nukappia learns that the shoreline is not just ice and rocks and water. There is an entire ecosystem of plants and animals that call the shoreline home. From seaweed to clams to char to shore grasses, there is far more to see along the shoreline than Nukappia ever imagined. Introducing contemporary Inuit children and adults to southern Canada readers offers unique opportunities for learning about traditional Inuit cultural traditions as experienced today. Author Rebecca Hainnu and illustrator Qin Leng create an outstanding resource about Inuit traditional knowledge and how it continues today from the perspective of an Inuk boy. The book includes a helpful glossary of plants and animals, and the landforms and tools found along the Arctic shoreline during the summer. Highly recommended.

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