Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 9
- Grade: 2 to 4
- Reading age: 7 to 9
“Anaana, why do you have these lines on your chin?”
Arnaaleq wants to be just like her anaana, but she has a lot to learn before taking on the traditional responsibilities of a woman. Follow Arnaaleq as she grows up and works hard to master the skills to earn her own talloqut. Learn about West Greenlandic traditions in this story by tattoo artist Paninnguaq Lind Jensen.
About the authors
Paninnguaq Lind Jensen is a traditional practitioner of kakiornerit. She loves reading and learning more about Inuit culture and traditions. Paninnguaq has a daughter and one more baby on the way. She wishes for them and all Inuit children that all kinds of stories, knowledge, and information about Inuit culture and traditions will be easily accessible for them. Paninnguaq wants to tell as many stories as possible and share as much knowledge as she can.
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 Michelle Simpson
I Can See You
Jordan and Max, Showtime
Palluq and Aksaajuq Help Their Anaana
The Dancing Trees
Palluq and Inuluk Go Hunting with Their Ataata