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Children's Nonfiction Marine Life

How We Hunt a Bowhead


by (author) Joanasie Karpik

illustrated by Amiel Sandland

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Marine Life, General
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
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Long ago in the North, people hunted animals like the bowhead whale for everything they needed. But hunting a bowhead whale is not easy, and hunters had to study each whale carefully before beginning the hunt. In this story based on his memories and knowledge of his ancestors, Joanasie Karpik tells about traditional bowhead whale hunting methods and how they have been followed for many years.

About the authors

Joanasie Karpik is a respected elder from Pangnirtung, Nunavut.


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Amiel Sandland is an illustrator living in the Toronto area. He studied illustration at Seneca College, eventually specializing in comic arts and character design. He has also dabbled in layout, comics, and props making. Rarely found without a pen in hand, he enjoys drawing animals, monsters, and plants.

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