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Children's Nonfiction Native American

Life in the Far North

by (author) Bobbie Kalman & Rebecca Sjonger

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2003
Native American, Native Canadian, Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Recommended Age
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2003
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2003
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Life in the Far North combines striking images and easy-to-follow text to describe the Native nations that have lived in the northernmost part of present-day North America for thousands of years. The frigid climate has impacted every element of daily life for groups such as the Inuit, Yup’ik, and Inupiat. Children will be keen to learn about: • dwellings such as snow houses • hunting and fishing • the daily lives of men, women, and children • the making of crafts and clothing using natural materials • traditions and ceremonies • how the arrival of Europeans changed the ways of life of these peoples

About the authors

Bobbie Kalman's profile page

Rebecca Sjonger is the author of twenty-five non-fiction books for children and young adults, including Life in the Far North and The Life Cylce of a Bat, as well as other "Resource Links of the Year" selections. She lives in Huntsville, Ontario.

Rebecca Sjonger's profile page

Librarian Reviews

Life in the Far North

This copiously illustrated non-fiction book in the series Native Nations of North America looks at the lives of the Inuit and Inupiat of the far north of Canada and Alaska. It mainly concentrates on life prior to contact with Europeans, with a short section on modern life. A wide variety of topics such as housing, food, family life and children’s lives are covered. It includes a glossary.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.

Other titles by Bobbie Kalman

Other titles by Rebecca Sjonger