A Walk on the Tundra

SKU: 9781772271850

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

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A Walk on the Tundra written by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler for Inhabit Media is a 40-page picture book featuring a bored young Inuk girl who is waiting for her friends to come out of their homes to play. She carelessly throws away her empty pop can into the ditch wondering what she will do while waiting for her friends. Then she sees her grandmother out walking. Grandmother asks her to join her on the walk to pick plants for medicines and tea. As the two walk on the tundra grandmother shows her granddaughter the helpful tundra's colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and lichens. They pick a few for tea and add the others to grandmother's medicine bag. The pair returns to the village and the girl realizes that there is a lot to do on the tundra in her backyard. She also picks up her discarded pop can to dispose of properly. The girl's family enjoys a cup of tea from the blossoms they picked. The colour drawings by Qin Leng add to the story with the simple watercolours. The authors have provided a helpful glossary of terms, plants and their uses. Throughout the book the author introduces Inuit words and the pronunciation guide and glossary are particularly helpful. Highly recommended. FNCR 2013

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