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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

The Girl Who Swam with Sea Creatures

English Edition

by (author) Shawna Thomson

illustrated by Tamara Campeau

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
Native Canadian, Polar Regions, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5
  • Reading age: 10 to 11


Follow Iviit’s latest adventure in the thrilling sequel to The Girl Who Danced With Giants!

After her adventure with Kaaktuq the giant, Iviit still can’t stay out of trouble. It’s been a long winter of being stuck inside her family’s iglu, and she is desperate to get out. When Iviit and her brother Pauloosie are sent to check their family’s traps, Iviit ignores her anaanak’s warning about agjaqtut, who kidnap children who play on the sea ice. Iviit isn’t scared of anything! Iviit convinces Pauloosie to cut across the sea ice, and Pauloosie is suddenly pulled into the water. Iviit knows it is her fault. Can Iviit find a way to get her brother back before it’s too late?

About the authors

Shawna Thomson grew up in southern Ontario but has called Nunavut home since 2011 when she moved to Taloyoak. She currently works as an educator in Iqaluit, where she lives with her husband and their two dogs. Since moving to Nunavut, she has always been fascinated by stories of the giants and the little people. When she is not writing or teaching, she enjoys running, yoga, going hiking with her dogs, or reading historical fiction.

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Tamara Campeau’s illustration journey began at Dawson College, where she earned her associate degree in illustration and design. Shortly after, she furthered her studies at Sheridan College, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in illustration with honours. Tamara works digitally to bring stories to life through her painterly illustrations. Her work has a strong sense of lighting and vibrant colour palettes, along with dynamic compositions. She loves creating endearing characters with a strong sense of personality and emotion. Her work is inspired by wildlife, children, and the environments they reside in. She uses this inspiration to add a layer of realism to her illustrations. When she’s not at her desk, she can be found breaking a sweat at the local gym or exploring nature with her standard poodle, Peanut.

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