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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Berry Picking at Four Mile Bay

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by (author) Barbara Adjun

illustrated by Kagan McLeod

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
Native Canadian, Polar Regions, Canada, Multigenerational
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
  • Reading age: 7 to 9


When Nekaloakyok was a young girl, she loved going berry picking with her Granny Nalvana. Based on the memories of the author, this book tells the story of a family trip picking akpiks and other berries at Four Mile Bay, near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Join Nekaloakyok as she reflects on childhood memories and special moments spent with family.

About the authors

Barbara Adjun is a homemaker. She loves to sew, bake, and cook. Every fall she used to love picking berries and would go every day until snowfall. These days she stays close to home because of a disability she got in 2016, so she loves to hear berry-picking stories from other people. She lives in Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

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Kagan McLeod has been illustrating for magazines, newspapers, and design firms since 1999, after graduating from Sheridan College’s illustration program. He began work as a staff artist for the National Post newspaper, and has had illustration work published in Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, The Walrus, The Wall Street Journal, Toronto Life, The Boston Globe, and Popular Mechanics. His first graphic novel, Infinite Kung Fu, was published in 2012. He lives in Toronto with his wife, two daughters, and a hound dog.


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