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Ava et le monde des tout-petits

by (author) Neil Christopher & Alan Neal

illustrated by Jonathan Wright

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Apr 2013
Category
General, Polar Regions, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927095348
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

This whimsical tale of Arctic adventure is now available in French!
In the Arctic, tales of tiny people who live on the land abound. This children's story follows the adventures of an orphan named Ava who is left to fend for himself by the adults in his village. One day, cold and alone, Ava stumbles upon a group of magical dwarves who finally show him how it feels to have a home of his own.

About the authors

Neil Christopher is an educator, author, and filmmaker. He first moved to the North many years ago to help start a high school program in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. It was those students who first introduced Neil to the mythical inhabitants from Inuit traditional stories. The time spent in Resolute Bay changed the course of Neil’s life. Since that first experience in the Arctic, Nunavut has been the only place he has been able to call home. Neil has worked with many community members to record and preserve traditional Inuit stories. Together with his colleague, Louise Flaherty, and his brother, Danny Christopher, Neil started a small publishing company in Nunavut called Inhabit Media Inc., and has since been working to promote Northern stories and authors.

Neil Christopher's profile page

Alan Neal is a Canadian journalist and playwright whose first project involving the creatures of Inuit myth was on a film Neil Christopher was making in Iqaluit years ago about the demon Mahaha. Alan’s tasks then included coaching child actors, wrangling dogs, and performing the role of Grip #3. Although the film never did get finished, Alan fell in love with both the stories and the beauty of Iqaluit. He currently hosts the CBC radio program All in a Day in Ottawa, and has also hosted the programs Ontario Today, Bandwidth, and Fuse.

Alan Neal's profile page

Jonathan Wright is an illustrator and animator living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He graduated from Sheridan College in Ontario and has illustrated for a variety of newspapers, magazines and books.

Jonathan Wright's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“Children from about age six to ten will enjoy this journey to an enchanted Arctic camp, brought to life with watercolour illustrations.”

“Wright’s passion for making characters [comes] to life on the page . . .”

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