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Children's Fiction Native American

The Caterpillar Woman

by (author) Nadia Sammurtok

illustrated by Carolyn Gan

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Jul 2016
Category
Native American, Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars, Polar Regions, Native Canadian
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781772270839
    Publish Date
    Jul 2016
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772271331
    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772271553
    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar. Alone, and thinking that no one could ever love her because of how she looks, Piujuq does not return to her camp. Instead, she lives a lonely life on the tundra as a caterpillar. Until one day, when another stranger appears . . .
Based on a traditional Inuit story, this tale of inner beauty, kindness, and magic is a perfect addition to any young reader's bookshelf.

About the authors

Nadia Sammurtok is an Inuit writer and educator originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Nadia is passionate about preserving the traditional Inuit lifestyle and Inuktitut language so that they may be enjoyed by future generations. Nadia currently lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her family.

 

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Carolyn Gan is an illustrator and designer working in Sydney, Australia. She has worked in television as a visual development artist, colour stylist, and set designer. The Caterpillar Woman is her first book.

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Awards

  • Unknown, Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens

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