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Kits, Cubs, and Calves

An Arctic Summer

by Suzie Napayok-Short, illustrated by Tamara Campeau

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polar regions, multigenerational, baby animals
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list price: $17.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2020
ISBN:9781772272741
publisher: Inhabit Media
Description

Akuluk is visiting her family in Nunavut and can’t wait to get out on her uncle’s boat for a ride into the powerful Arctic Ocean. Surrounded by her family, and with her trusty toy polar bear beside her, Akuluk experiences the beautiful sights, sounds, and animals that abound in the ocean and along the shore during the short Arctic summer—from a mother polar bear and her cubs to a family of belugas and tiny Arctic fox kits. As they encounter each animal, Akuluk’s aunt and uncles share with her how each species cares for its young, and how they protect their babies from the other animals who share their ecosystem.

This beautiful story of family connection and respect for the natural world teaches young readers how close humans are to our animal counterparts and that caring for the environment in which we live is one of our most important responsibilities

About the Authors
Suzie Napayok-Short was born in Frobisher Bay and grew up in Apex and Foxe Main on Baffin Island. She eventually moved to Coral Harbour, Nunavut, and later to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Suzie built a career as an Inuktitut translator and interpreter working across Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and throughout Canada. Suzie currently lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, with her husband. Suzie has written articles for magazines such as The Walrus, Tusaajaksat, and Arctic Policy, among others. Her article “Words from Whale Cove,” published in The Walrus, was nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award. She runs the website Inuit Creative Products, which helps artists and crafters with sales. Suzie’s first book for children, Wild Eggs: A Tale of Arctic Egg Collecting, was nominated for the Silver Birch Express Award.
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Tamara Campeau works digitally, using strong lighting and vibrant colour palettes to bring stories to life in her painterly illustrations. She loves creating endearing characters with a strong sense of personality and emotions, taking inspiration from wildlife, children, and the environments they reside in. When she’s not at her desk, Tamara can be found breaking a sweat at the local gym or exploring nature around Montreal, QC with her standard poodle, Peanut.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Editorial Reviews

Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer delivers plenty of entertaining content and a worthy message that speaks to the role of family and the importance of our link to nature. Young readers who will readily identify with Akuluk will understand the value of respecting the environment and enjoying all it has to show us.

Highly Recommended


An information-rich tale of reciprocity between Arctic families and the natural world.

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