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Tiktala

by Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon, illustrated by Laszlo Gal

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publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Description

Tiktala looked down at what should have been her mittens and saw silver-grey fur, black claws-flippers. She tried to get away, but the flippers-her flippers-scratched and scrambled on the rock. Tiktala was a harp seal.

"Spirit!" her cry rang out. "Change me back!" But no spirit answered.

Tiktala looked out at the black churning waters. She dreaded the sea, but she was more afraid of being left alone. She closed her eyes and heaved forward. "I am Tiktala," she cried, as she entered the ocean.

About the Authors

Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon

Margaret Shaw MacKinnon is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.
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Laszlo Gal was one of Canada's most highly regarded illustrators of children's books whose many awards include the Canadian Council Children's Literature Prize (twice) and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award. He is know for his brilliant interpretations of traditional texts, and for many years it was his dream to illustrate Beowulf.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
7 to 12
Grade:
2 to 7
Editorial Review

"Shaw-MacKinnon introduces children to the demands of the creative spirit while increasing their awareness of the needs of nature and the role humans play in protecting wildlife"
— School Library Journal