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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Gunner's Big Day on Frobisher Bay

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by (author) Trevor Taylor

illustrated by Marcus Cutler

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2023
Native Canadian, Polar Regions, Dogs, General
Recommended Age
3 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 2
Recommended Reading age
3 to 8
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2023
    List Price

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“As we anchored in the cove where the glacier touched the sea, I had this funny feeling that I had to have a pee!”

Gunner the dog can’t wait to go fishing with his family. But on their way, he starts to feel a familiar urge. He has to go pee! Gunner’s mom rushes him to shore, but as they get closer, they encounter a scary surprise. Can Gunner make it to land before it’s too late?

Explore the iconic landscape of Iqaluit through the eyes of an adorable dog and his family in Gunner's Big Day Within Frobisher Bay, a bilingual storybook sure to delight young readers in the North and South alike!

About the authors

Trevor Taylor grew up in Gunner’s Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, where the outdoors, fishing, birds, and boats were as big a part of growing up as going to school. He cut his high teeth fishing cod in the midship room of a trap skiff before working for the Newfoundland Fishermen’s Union and captaining a 55-foot crab and shrimp fishing vessel. Later on, he was Minister of Fisheries and helped establish one of Canada’s leading ocean conservation organizations. He now lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut with his wife, Udloriak, and dog, Gunner. He loves to snowmobile and boat all over the southern Baffin region and compose silly rhymes and bad dad jokes to amuse his family.

Trevor Taylor's profile page

Marcus Cutler is a freelance children's illustrator from Ontario, Canada. His work has appeared in magazines, books, apps and more and he has worked with a variety of clients including chickaDEE Magazine, OWL Magazine, Macmillan Publishers and Parks Canada. He is the illustrator of the Lark Ba Detective series, The Owl and the Two Rabbits and The Walrus and the Caribou. He lives in Tecumseh, Ontario.


Marcus Cutler's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Young readers can explore the iconic landscape of Iqaluit through Gunner’s eyes. This story encourages readers to get out and explore the lands they live on (and bring along a furry friend!)

Overall Gunner's Big Day on Frobisher Bay will be a nice addition to school or classroom libraries. Recommended.

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