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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

The Story of the Loon and the Raven

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

adapted by Jaypeetee Arnakak

illustrated by Erin Hunting

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2022
Native Canadian, Birds, Native American, Polar Regions
Recommended Age
3 to 6
Recommended Grade
Recommended Reading age
3 to 6
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2022
    List Price

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“Long ago, animals were different. They could speak. They wore clothing. They used tools…”

Raven and Loon are best friends. They love to sew clothes for each other. But when Raven won’t hold still to be measured for a new coat Loon is making, Loon gets mad. What happens when these two friends disagree?

Uncover this traditional Inuit story retold in simple and accessible prose for developing readers to enjoy over and over again!

About the authors

Jaypetee is an Inuit linguist (one of only two Inuit linguists in Canada), and Inuit educator. Most of Jaypetee's career has been about the Inuit language. At Nunavut Tunngavik and later at Qikiqtani Inuit Association, he served as an Inuit Language and Education policy analyst and engaged in Inuit language and education discourse at the regional, territorial, and national levels as an analyst, commentator and advocate for Inuit language and education rights. He has also worked for the Nunavut Arctic College as an Adult Basic Education instructor, an Inuit Language instructor, and as an instructor for the Interpreter/Translator Program. He currently works full-time for Inhabit Education, Toronto Office, as a Senior Inuit Language Advisor and is involved in Nunavut curriculum development and as a designer/deliverer of Inuit language courses. He was also recently appointed as an executive director for NBES.

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Erin Hunting is an Australian illustrator who draws pictures for books, television, games, and comics. She has illustrated books for Penguin Random House and drawn comics for Archie and Garfield. When she’s not drawing, she enjoys collecting vinyl toys, hanging out with her cat Louie, and watching movies in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia.

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