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Children's Nonfiction Beginner

Tuniit

Inuktitut Edition

by (author) Rebecca Hainnu

illustrated by Germaine Arnattaujuq (Arnaktauyok)

Publisher
Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
May 2017
Category
Beginner, Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Native Canadian
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
2
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772665505
    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
    $13.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772665512
    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
    $7.95

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Description

Delve into a centuries-old mystery about a lost Arctic civilization!
Tuniit lived in Nunavut for a thousand years, even before Inuit arrived. This book introduces children to Inuit oral history and scientific theories to learn all about Tuniit.

About the authors

Rebecca Hainnu lives in Clyde River with her daughters, Katelyn and Nikita. Rebecca believes it is important to teach Inuit traditional knowledge about the land, animals, people, history, and philosophies. Her family is usually on the land throughout the seasons. She hopes to pass on some knowledge through her writing. Her work includes Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants: An Inuit Elder’s Perspective, The Spirit of the Sea, A Walk on the Shoreline, Math Activities for Nunavut Classrooms, and Classifying Vertebrates. A Walk on the Tundra, co-authoured with Anna Ziegler, was a finalist for the 2013 Canadian Children’s Literature Round Table Information Book Award, and was among the 2012 “Best Books for Kids and Teens,” as selected by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Rebecca is an educator in a K–12 school. She was the recipient of the 2016 NTA Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Germaine Arnattaujuq is an award-winning Inuit artist and illustrator, best known for her prints and etchings depicting Inuit myths and traditional ways of life. In 1999, she designed the special edition two-dollar coin commemorating the founding of the territory of Nunavut. She is the co-author, with Gyu Oh, of My Name Is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok, and she has illustrated numerous books. Germaine is the recipient of the 2021 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. She lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

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