Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
This beautifully illustrated picture books tells the story of the spirit of the sea, referred to as Nuliajuq, Sedna, Takannaaluk, and many other Inuktitut names.
Once a young woman who refused to marry, the lies and deceit of a treacherous bird and her own father's cowardice lead Nuliajuq to a life of solitude at the bottom of the ocean as the powerful, at times vengeful, spirit of the sea.
The Spirit of the Sea provides young readers with an authentic retelling of one of the most important, powerful legends in the canon of Inuit traditional stories.
About the authors
Rebecca Hainnu lives in Clyde River, Nunavut, with her daughters, Katelyn and Nikita. Rebecca believes it is important to teach Inuit traditional knowledge about the land, animals, people, history, and philosophies. Her family is usually on the land throughout the seasons. She hopes to pass on some knowledge through her writing. Her work includes Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants: An Inuit Elder’s Perspective, The Spirit of the Sea, A Walk on the Shoreline, Math Activities for Nunavut Classrooms, and Classifying Vertebrates. Rebecca is an educator in a K–12 school. She was the recipient of the 2016 NTA Award for Teaching Excellence.
Hwei Lim a étudié en génie, travaillé en informatique et en conseil aux entreprises, et est maintenant illustratrice de bandes dessinées et d’autres histoires. Ses œuvres récemment publiées comprennent les illustrations du livre The Spirit of the Sea, le premier volume de Spera et la collection d’histoires Boris & Lalage. Hwei vit en Malaisie.
Other titles by Rebecca Hainnu
Les plantes de l'Arctique
A Walk on the Tundra
Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants
An Inuit Elder's Perspective
Arctic Plants: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the North
A Walk on the Shoreline
Walking with Aalasi
An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants