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Groundwood Books


Written by Ningeokuluk Teevee

For students in grades P - 2 | Published August 01, 2009 | ISBN 9780888999436
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Indigenous

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Regular price $17.95 CAD

24 pages | 9.630 in × 7.630 in
Print Format

About this book


Ningeokuluk Teevee

Written and illustrated by Ningeokuluk Teevee, one of the most interesting young artists in Cape Dorset, home to the great tradition of Inuit art, this is a beautifully simple story, written in Inuktitut and English, about a young Inuit girl who goes to the shore with her grandmother to collect clams for supper. Along the way she discovers tide pools brimming with life – a bright orange starfish, a creepy-crawly thing with many legs called an ugjunnaq, a hornshaped sea snail and a sculpin. This is an enchanting and utterly authentic introduction to the life of an Inuit child and her world.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

About the Author

Ningeokuluk Teevee

Ningeokuluk Teevee, an exceptionally gifted artist, is one of the major contributors to the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, which is distributed to art galleries across North America. Much of her art draws on the Inuit stories and legends that she heard as a child, although this book recalls her childhood experiences of digging for clams with her grandmother. She lives with her family in Kinnigait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2010
  • Short-listed Governor General's Literary Award: Illustration, 2009
  • Commended Resource Link's Year's Best, 2010
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