Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
In T is for Territories: A Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Alphabet, acclaimed storyteller Michael Kusugak gives an A-Z tour of Canada's three territories, the northern region of the country that is a giant in size, history, and culture. Young readers can kick up their heels at the Arctic Winter Games with sports such as the one-foot high-kick, listen to world-renowned storytellers at Whitehorse's International Storytelling Festival, or experience Wood Buffalo National Park where sometimes visitors have to stop and wait for wildlife to get out of the way. Everyone will enjoy this alphabetical journey that showcases the riches of the territories.
About the authors
MICHAEL KUSUGAK grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Nunavut).During his childhood, his family travelled by dog sled, living a traditionalInuit lifestyle. He is the author of seven picture books, including NorthernLights: The Soccer Trails, winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award; Hide andSeek; My Arctic 1, 2, 3; and Baseball Bats for Christmas;and was co-writer of A Promise Is a Promise (with RobertMunsch). Michael Kusugak lives in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.
Iris Churcher has worked as an illustrator, designer, educator, and fine artist, beginning in London, England, and continuing in Canada. Commissions have included editorial and advertising illustrations, mandalas, and botanicals. Many reflect her love of the natural world, and complement an exploration of the inner worlds of imagination through personal drawings. She has a BA in Graphic Design and an MA in Illustration. Iris lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.