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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Tuktu's Birthday (Inuktitut/English)

by (author) Rachel Rupke

illustrated by Ali Hinch

Inhabit Education Books Inc.
Initial publish date
May 2020
Native Canadian, Birthdays, Friendship, Deer, Moose & Caribou
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 0 to 3


Tuktu is so excited for his first birthday! He can’t wait to see what everyone has planned for him.

When all his friends say they are too busy to play, Tuktu is upset. Will anyone remember that today is his special day?

About the authors

Rachel Rupke has a Masters of Education degree from OISE and over ten years of experience working in education as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, curriculum developer, and educational consultant. Rachel has loved to write for as long as she can remember and is passionate about helping children find their writing voice. Rachel lives with her partner Dave in Toronto.

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Ali Hinch has worked as a full-time illustrator in educational children’s literature since getting her degree in illustration from Sheridan College. She’s had the opportunity to work on a variety of unique projects outside of book illustration ranging from designing puppet concepts and assisting on set building to working with musicians and artists to design CDs and promotions. Currently living in Toronto, she spends a lot of time drinking iced coffee and making new dog friends.

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