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Children's Fiction Wolves & Coyotes

The Wolf Pup


by (author) Etua Snowball

illustrated by Emma Crossland

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Apr 2024
Wolves & Coyotes, Native Canadian, Polar Regions, Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2024
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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


Etua Snowball shares his childhood experience with the unlikeliest of friend—an Arctic wolf pup that he meets at a remote camp where the boy spends his summers. As the child and the pup become more comfortable with one another, they go hunting, walking, exploring, and catching butterflies together across the tundra. With the end of summer approaching, the young boy knows he must soon return home. Will he gain enough trust from the pup to be able to pet it before he leaves?

About the authors

Etua Snowball is an Inuk author who writes of his traditional and unexpected experiences within a modernizing world. He is also an award-winning musician with lyrics established by his poetry. Actor, sculptor, and artist are just a few accomplishments within his knowledge in many fields. Living in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Etua lived on the land with his family during his upbringing between first ice break and the first snowfall. He met tourists from all over the world on a weekly basis while they experienced fishing and hunting on Inuit lands. Befriending and raising wild animals kept his life eventful and closer to nature as he grew into adulthood. In an effort to keep his culture alive in modern times, Etua is also the Director of Education Services for Nunavik with a McGill University honours degree, Prime Minister’s Award for teaching excellence, and a Citizenship Award under his belt.

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Emma Crossland is an illustrator and animator who grew up in libraries loving children’s books. They attended Sheridan College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in animation. They are an amateur paranormal investigator and enjoy all things spooky.


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Editorial Reviews

"Snowball shares his own memories of a wonderful friendship he had with an Arctic wolf pup he encountered at the remote camp his family spent their summers at when he was a child. It’s a book that quietly celebrates Inuk culture and is sure to delight young animal lovers."—The Globe and Mail

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