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publisher: Inhabit Media

Fishing with Grandma

by Susan Avingaq & Maren Vsetula, illustrated by Charlene Chua

tagged: native canadian, polar regions, winter sports, multigenerational
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published: Apr 2016
pages: 32
ISBN:9781772270846
publisher: Inhabit Media
Description

Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip to the lake. After showing the kids how to prepare for a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish. Grandma shows them every step they need to know to complete a successful fishing trip, from what clothes to wear, to how to drill and clear holes in the ice, to how to make a traditional Inuit jigging rod. By the end of the day, the kids have a yummy meal of Arctic char, and they have also learned everything they need to know to go out on the lake on their own.

About the Authors

Susan Avingaq est née dans la toundra et est déménagée dans le village d’Igloolik au Nunavut au milieu des années 1970. Elle adore aller camper et pêcher chaque fois qu’elle le peut. Elle amène souvent de nouvelles personnes avec elle pour leur enseigner ces compétences de la terre. Elle aime beaucoup coudre et apprendre aux jeunes les pratiques culturelles traditionnelles. C’est une personne pleine de ressources et elle croit que ces pratiques sont d’importantes aptitudes à transmettre à la jeune génération. Elle compte plusieurs petits-enfants avec qui elle aime partager ses histoires.

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Maren Vsetula est enseignante et rédactrice de matériel éducatif pour le compte d’Inhabit Média. Elle veut toujours passer le plus de temps possible dans la toundra à se promener, pêcher, pagayer et faire du traineau à chiens. Elle a vécu et travaillé au Nunavut pendant plus d’une décennie.

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Charlene Chua was born and grew up in Singapore and moved to Canada in 2007. They started work in 1998 as a web designer and went on to become a senior designer, web producer and interactive project manager. However, what they really wanted to do was draw pictures all day. In 2003, they decided to give it a go and, after a few years, they became a full-time illustrator. Their illustration work has won several awards, including the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Award for Genius Jolene, and books they have illustrated have been nominated for OLA Forest of Reading awards, USBBY Outstanding International Books and the Shining Willow Award, and some have been named Kirkus Best Books. Charlene lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • , Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens
Editorial Reviews

“. . . Fishing with Grandma, which offers an engaging tale of two grandchildren and their grandma on an Arctic adventure, is ideal for primary grades.”—CM Magazine


“Readers learn about the traditional tools of the trade through prose peppered with Inuktitut and also take away a sweet message of caring for our elders, as the youngsters share their yummy Arctic char with those who can no longer jig for themselves.”—Hakai Magazine


"This well written and clearly illustrated book can be used by primary school teachers to address several areas of the curriculum such as seasonal changes, adaptations needed to survive changes in weather and temperature, food sustainability, and Indigenous fishing practices. During the reading of the book, students can be encouraged to practise their thinking skills by making predictions, asking questions and connecting aspects of the story to their own lives."—Canadian Teacher Magazine


"Brightly colored full-page scenes exemplify the children’s fascination and clearly illustrate the tools they use on their adventure. A natural fit for a social studies classroom, but also a cheery tale of intergenerational family life."—Booklist