Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
Palluq and Aksaajuq know it is important to help out. See how Palluq and Aksaajuq help their anaana by doing chores around the house. They learn that the work gets done much more quickly when they help each other.
About the authors
Jeela Palluq-Cloutier’s passion is to promote high quality standards of Inuktut in spelling, grammar, and usage. She obtained her Bachelor of Education in 1994 (McGill University) and Master of Education, with thesis, in 2014 (Prince Edward Island University). As a teacher, she taught Inuktut in elementary and high schools in Iqaluit and Igloolik, including post-secondary programs in Ottawa (Nunavut Sivuniksavut and Carleton University). She also worked for Pirurvik Centre, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Inuit Uqausinngik Taiguusiliuqtiit, where she led work on documenting traditional and modern terminology, developing language training programs and materials, localizing modern technology interfaces, and establishing reference materials on standard orthography, grammar, and affixes. She further contributes to the development of literature for children and adults in Inuktut through Inhabit Media/Education, including authoring her own children’s books to promote naming practices and family terms.
Michelle Simpson grew up in the woods of Niagara Falls, Ontario and still resides there today. She is a full-time freelance illustrator, focusing mainly on children's publications, and holds a BAA in illustration from Sheridan College. Michelle has worked as a concept artist at KeyFrame Animation for kids cartoons such as Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate (Season 2) and Tee and Mo (Season 1). She is the author of Night Festival: A Silent Picture Book and Monsters In My House which was short-listed for the Canadian Self Publishing awards in 2014. Michelle has also illustrated Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus by David Michael Slater and Back Home by Shaista Kaba Fatehali. Michelle draws her inspiration for her artwork from nature, animals and folklore.
Other titles by Jeela Palluq-Cloutier
Other titles by Michelle Simpson
Jordan and Max, Field Trip!
I Can See You
Talloqut: A Story from West Greenland
The Dancing Trees
Jordan and Max, Showtime
Palluq and Inuluk Go Hunting with Their Ataata