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Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull

by Nancy Mike, illustrated by Charlene Chua

tagged: pets, birds, native canadian, polar regions
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list price: $11.95
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pages: 44
ISBN:9781772272932
publisher: Inhabit Media
Description

When Elisapee’s father brings home a baby seagull, Elisapee falls in love with the bird right away. She feeds and cares for her new friend, named Nau, and even helps Nau learn how to fly!
Nau grows, and grows, and grows some more, until she’s big enough to fly all over town and play with the other seagulls. Soon, it seems like Nau is ready to leave home for good, and Elisapee has to learn how to say goodbye.
Based on the author’s childhood experience, this charming story about learning to care for animals will delight young readers.

About the Authors
Nancy Mike was raised in Pangnirtuuq (Pangnirtung), Nunavut, and continues to maintain close ties with the community. This is Nancy’s first book, and she is passionate about sharing stories of life growing up in Nunavut. Currently, Nancy lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and works as a Research Associate for Family & Community Health with Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre. She is a throat singer, songwriter, and plays the accordion. She has travelled around the world with a band called The Jerry Cans where her biggest passion was to empower other Indigenous people across the globe. Nancy is also an anaana (mother) to three beautiful girls and hopes to inspire them to love their culture and language . . . and to embrace intellectual endeavours as Indigenous people themselves.
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Charlene Chua grew up in Singapore, where she divided her time between drawing, reading comics and failing her Mandarin classes. She has worked with clients from Canada, USA, Europe, Singapore and Australia on a wide variety of illustration projects. Charlene lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Short-listed, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards - Shining Willow Award
  • Short-listed, Foreword Indies Award for Picture Books
Editorial Reviews

“. . . [A] heartwarming tale of friendship filled with arctic charm and culture.”—Foreword Reviews


“. . . [A] nice introduction for children to learn of different places and customs. It could also be a nice read for children having a pet for the first time.”—Youth Services Book Review


"Charming, sweet, and beautifully illustrated . . .”—The Book Wars


“Only in the Arctic, a world of sculpins and krill, tundra and brilliant northern lights, could the story of Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull be as real as it is.”—CanLit for Little Canadians


“The lively illustrations capture the emotion of the story and offer a glimpse into childhood in Nunavut.”—Hakai Magazine


“. . . [A] worthy addition to picture book collections in schools and public libraries.”—CM Magazine