Groundwood Books

Alego

Written by Ningeokuluk Teevee

For kids 3 - 7 years old | Published August 01, 2009 | ISBN 9780888999436
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian

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24 pages | 9.630 in × 7.630 in
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About this book

Alego

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.

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