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Children's Nonfiction Marine Life

Animals Illustrated: Walrus

by (author) Herve Paniaq

illustrated by Ben Shannon

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Jun 2017
Marine Life, Native Canadian, Zoology, Polar Regions
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2017
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.
In Walrus, kids will learn about how walruses raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fascinating uses for their characteristic tusks.

About the authors

Herve Paniaq is an elder who was born around the Iglulik (Igloolik), Nunavut, area. His adopted children are Melanie, Itani, Cindy, Moses, Agnes, and Catherine. He likes to record traditional stories and legends, and he likes to tell stories. When his sisters were young, Herve would grab a comic book and tell stories about what he thought the pictures were saying. His siblings who were able to read in English would come around to listen to him, and he would tell them to go away as they knew how to read in English. They enjoyed his versions better as they were more interesting. He is the author of Animals Illustrated: Walrus and Takannaaluk.

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Editorial Reviews

“The endpapers, as well, use illustrations to full effect to convey information.”—Kid Lit North

“. . . [M]ake a wonderful addition to library shelves, and should be there for those kids who love to learn about new and not always common animals.”—Sal's Fiction Addiction

“A good first look at walruses.”—Kirkus Reviews

“. . . [I]t’s the uncommon info, like which bulls can be a threat to boats and how walrus meat is prepared by the Inuit, that makes Herve Paniaq’s Walrus distinct.”—CanLit for Little Canadians

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