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Children's Fiction Multigenerational

My Ittu: The Biggest, Best Grandpa

by (author) Laura Deal

illustrated by Thamires Paredes

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Multigenerational, Native Canadian, Polar Regions, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


Maniq loves her ittu (short for ittupajaaq, an Inuktitut word for grandfather). He’s brave—enough to wrestle the grumpiest polar bear, if he ever needed to! He’s tall—enough to see over the tallest mountain tops. He’s generous—enough to walk through a blizzard to make sure others have delicious food to eat. And above all, he loves his grandkids, every single one of them—and there must be close to one hundred, by Maniq’s count at least!

About the authors

Laura Deal was born and raised in a small farming town in Nova Scotia. As a young adult, drawn to adventure, she climbed aboard an airplane for the first time ever and moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Laura immediately found appreciation for the culture, beauty of the land, and simplicity of northern life. Since 2005, she has rooted herself in the Canadian Arctic and started a family. A firsttime author, Laura wrote How Nivi Got Her Names for her daughter, Niviaq, who was adopted through Inuit custom adoption.

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Thamires Paredes lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Brazil and has a great passion in telling stories through her art. Her main focus is on editorial illustration, books, and advertising. She has a special love and affection for the universe of illustrations aimed at the children and youth.


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Editorial Reviews

"[Q] uietly celebrates the special relationship that can exist between a grandchild and a grandparent. As such, the book has universal appeal."—CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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