Written and illustrated by Ningeokuluk Teevee, one of the most interesting young artists in Cape Dorset, home to the great tradition of Inuit art, this is a beautifully simple story, written in Inuktitut and English, about a young Inuit girl who goes to the shore with her grandmother to collect clams for supper. Along the way she discovers tide pools brimming with life – a bright orange starfish, a creepy-crawly thing with many legs called an ugjunnaq, a hornshaped sea snail and a sculpin. This is an enchanting and utterly authentic introduction to the life of an Inuit child and her world.
Graphite and color pencil illustrations lend an innocence and simplicity to this unique tale. - School Library Journal
The drawings by the author are delightfully expressive... - Marlene Atleo, Multicultural Review
...[The] English translation [of the Inuktitut] is sprinkled with musical words from the original...a harmonious universally recognizable shared time between a child and her affectionate grandparents. - Kirkus Reviews
Complementary in both forms of language, and accompanied by exquisite drawings, this book introduces the Canadian north and Inuit culture through a reading experience that will bridge to more conversation and understanding of places and cultures that seem far away. - Anne Burke, Resource Links
A delightful book...sure to be enjoyed by children from all backgrounds. - Abigail Sawyer, papertigers.org
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