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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Ukaliq Learns to Play Inuktitut Baseball

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by (author) Nadia Sammurtok

illustrated by Ali Hinch

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2023
Native Canadian, Polar Regions, Baseball & Softball
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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


Team Tuktu & Friends are up to bat! Learn all about the sport of Inuktitut baseball with this adorable group of arctic animal friends.

Ukaliq is excited to spend the day with his friends, but he’s nervous about playing Inuktitut baseball. What if he isn’t any good at it? Tiri is fast, Nanuq is strong, and Tuktu has good aim. What if Ukaliq can’t even hit the ball? As the game ramps up and Ukaliq steps up to the plate, will he be able to discover his own unique baseball talent?

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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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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