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Children's Fiction Beginner

Lighting the Qulliq

English Edition

by (author) Monica Ittusardjuat

illustrated by Yong Ling Kang

Publisher
Inhabit Education Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
Category
Beginner, General, General, Native Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780228703631
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $7.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780228703648
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $13.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781774503942
    Publish Date
    May 2021
    List Price
    $17.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

How do you light the qulliq?

This wordless sequence book shows a grandmother and granddaughter lighting a qulliq long ago.

About the authors

Monica Ittusardjuat was taken from her parents and sent to residential school at the age of seven, at a time when Inuit lived a subsistence way of life in winter camps and roamed around in spring and summer, following animals when they were plentiful. She went to three residential schools: Chesterfield Inlet, NWT (now Nunavut), for primary school, Churchill, Manitoba, for junior high, and St. Norbert, Manitoba, for high school. Monica graduated from McGill University in 1987. While teaching Community NTEP (Nunavut Teacher Education Program) in Nunavut, she earned her M.Ed. through the University of Prince Edward Island. She was the honour student for Baffin Island. She taught for many years in elementary schools, high schools, and teacher education programs, as well as in the Interpreter/Translator Program at Nunavut Arctic College. Monica tried to retire at the age of 60, but the habit of going to work was hard to break. She was the National Inuit Language Coordinator at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami from 2016 to 2018 and is now Senior Inuktitut Editor at Inhabit Education, which she describes as her dream job.

 

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YONG LING KANG is an illustrator who grew up in Singapore and is now based in Toronto, Ontario. She is fascinated by storytelling, and has honed her craft through picture books, Manga, cartoons, and formal schooling in an animation program. She has illustrated several picture books, including The Midnight Club, This House Is Home, and William's Getaway.

 

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