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Children's Fiction Other, Non-religious

Suupi and the Sun Celebration

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by (author) Arnarulunnguaq Audlaluk & Rachel Rupke

illustrated by Amiel Sandland

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2023
Other, Non-Religious, Weather, Polar Regions, Native Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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


Join in on the Sun Celebration in Grise Fiord, Nunavut, in this charming bilingual storybook!

Suupi lives in Grise Fiord, Nunavut. After three months of darkness in her community, the sun is finally about to return. Suupi and her friends can’t focus on their schoolwork. Today they will celebrate the return of the sun! There will be a sliding competition, a school performance, and a community feast. But Suupi is nervous about performing with her class in front of so many people. Will she find a way to overcome her fear?

Written by an author from Grise Fiord, a community in Nunavut where the sun doesn’t rise for nine months, Suupi and the Sun Celebration introduces readers to traditions within this Northern community that commemorate the return of the sun each year.

About the authors

Arnarulunnguaq Audlaluk was born in Iqaluit and raised in Grise Fiord, Nunavut, where she currently resides. She attended Nunavut Sivuniksavut from 2011 to 2012. She currently teaches Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 students at Umimmak School.

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Rachel Rupke has a Masters of Education degree from OISE and over ten years of experience working in education as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, curriculum developer, and educational consultant. Rachel has loved to write for as long as she can remember and is passionate about helping children find their writing voice. Rachel lives with her partner Dave in Toronto.

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Amiel Sandland is an illustrator living in the Toronto area. He studied illustration at Seneca College, eventually specializing in comic arts and character design. He has also dabbled in layout, comics, and props making. Rarely found without a pen in hand, he enjoys drawing animals, monsters, and plants.

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