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Children's Nonfiction Beginner

Harry Okpik, Determined Musher

Inuktitut Edition

by (author) Harry Okpik & Maren Vsetula

illustrated by Ali Hinch

Inhabit Education Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
Beginner, Polar Regions, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
  • Reading age: 7 to 9


Meet a real-life Inuit hero!

This book introduces the biography genre while teaching children about the life of Harry Okpik and the history of dogsledding.

About the authors

Harry Okpik was born in the community of Quaqtaq in 1954. Harry owns a dog team and has participated in numerous Ivakkak dog sled races. He is widely recognized as one of the most dedicated and successful dog team owners in Nunavik. Harry has also acted as one of the longest-serving KRG (Kativik Regional Government) nature officers in Nunavik. In 2015, the documentary film Okpik’s Dream was released which documented Harry's life, racing experience, and passion for his dog team.

Harry Okpik's profile page

Maren Vsetula est enseignante et rédactrice de matériel éducatif pour le compte d’Inhabit Média. Elle veut toujours passer le plus de temps possible dans la toundra à se promener, pêcher, pagayer et faire du traineau à chiens. Elle a vécu et travaillé au Nunavut pendant plus d’une décennie.


Maren Vsetula's profile page

Ali Hinch has worked as a full-time illustrator in educational children’s literature since getting her degree in illustration from Sheridan College. She’s had the opportunity to work on a variety of unique projects outside of book illustration ranging from designing puppet concepts and assisting on set building to working with musicians and artists to design CDs and promotions. Currently living in Toronto, she spends a lot of time drinking iced coffee and making new dog friends.

Ali Hinch's profile page

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