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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Willy's New Pup: A Story from Labrador

English Edition

by (author) Sherry Blake

illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko

Inhabit Education Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Native Canadian, Dogs, Polar Regions, Winter Sports
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
  • Reading age: 7 to 9


When Willy's friend Sid comes to visit, he brings Willy a surprise—a new pup! Willy's new pup is strong and fast, but he needs a lot of training before he can become the new lead dog. When Willy finally decides his new pup is ready for his first hunting trip, something happens that puts the dog's strength and bravery to the test. Based on true events, this story from Labrador shows the powerful bond between a dog team driver and his lead dog.

About the authors

Sherry Blake is an Inuk throat singer who performs with the group The Blake Sisters. She grew up in Rigolet, Newfoundland, and now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She loves watching movies, laughing with her son Marcel and husband Roman, taking care of plants, beadwork, and baking cookies.

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Lenny Lishchenko is not a boy. She is an illustrator, graphic designer, and comic maker, who will never give up the chance to draw a good birch tree. Ukrainianborn and Canadian raised, she’s interested in telling stories that people remember years later, in the early mornings where everything is quiet and still. She’s worked with clients such as Lenny Letter, Power Athletics Ltd. Alberta Venture, and Rubicon Publishing, and is based out of Mississauga, Ontario.


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