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published: Sep 2014
publisher: Inhabit Media

Sweetest Kulu

by Celina Kalluk, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis

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published: Sep 2014
publisher: Inhabit Media

"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu; an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

A perfect gift for new parents.

About the Authors
Celina Kalluk was born and raised in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, to Zipporah Kalluk and Leonard Thibodeau. Celina has two brothers and five sisters, one sister-niece, and many more beautiful nieces and nephews. She also has four daughters of her own, Jazlin, Aulaja, Saima, and Ramata. She dedicates this book to all the mothers and fathers of this earth and to our wonderful children. Celina is also a visual artist and has illustrated several book covers and other literacy materials. Currently, she is the Inuktitut Language Specialist and Cultural Arts teacher for grades seven through twelve at Qarmartalik School in Resolute Bay. Sweetest Kulu is her first book for children.
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Alexandria Neonakis is an illustrator and designer from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She currently lives with her cat, “Kitty,” in Santa Monica, California.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
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  • , Top Summer Read - TD Summer Reading Club
  • , United States Board on Books for Young People, Outstanding International Books Selection
  • , Winner of Wordcraft Circl Award: Picturebooks
  • , Best Bedtime Book - Huffington Post
Editorial Reviews

“This is a terrific book for those who have a newborn in the house… And for those of us who just need a book that rights the world for us, that reminds us of that world in all its richness.”

“Highly recommended”

“. . . [Plenty of material for both parents and children to enjoy.”

“[A lovely bedtime book . . . Young children will be captivated by the stunning beauty of the Arctic world embracing little Kulu.”

Debut author Kalluk presents a series of warm affirmations for a newborn (the name "Kulu" is an Inuktitut term of endearment). Neonakis's artwork...offers a genuinely folklike sensibility and strong, dynamic compositions.

“Complementing Kalluk’s words are gorgeous illustrations by Alexandria Neonakis.”

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