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Children's Nonfiction Beginner

Arctic Plants: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the North

English Edition

by (author) Rebecca Hainnu

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2017
Beginner, Flowers & Plants, Native Canadian
Recommended Age
7 to 9
Recommended Grade
Recommended Reading age
7 to 9
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2017
    List Price

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About the author

Rebecca Hainnu lives in Clyde River with her daughters, Katelyn and Nikita. Rebecca believes it is important to teach Inuit traditional knowledge about the land, animals, people, history, and philosophies. Her family is usually on the land throughout the seasons. She hopes to pass on some knowledge through her writing. Her work includes Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants: An Inuit Elder’s Perspective, The Spirit of the Sea, A Walk on the Shoreline, Math Activities for Nunavut Classrooms, and Classifying Vertebrates. A Walk on the Tundra, co-authoured with Anna Ziegler, was a finalist for the 2013 Canadian Children’s Literature Round Table Information Book Award, and was among the 2012 “Best Books for Kids and Teens,” as selected by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Rebecca is an educator in a K–12 school. She was the recipient of the 2016 NTA Award for Teaching Excellence.

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