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Ice Floes and Frost

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Chasse en qimutsik
Joanassie Sivuarapik
Illustrations: François Girard
Saint-Damien-de-Brandon, Quebec: Éditions du soleil de minuit, 2003. 46 p.
(Défi Autochtone)
ISBN 292269125X
Ages 8 to 10
Followed by mwakw by Konik Flamand

A young Inuk accompanies his father on a hunt by dogsled. As they travel, he learns about the tundra, how to recognize useful reference points, igloo construction and ice fishing. The story encourages children to travel in this environmentally friendly way. The illustrations accurately depict the close ties between the characters, landscape and nature, and the bitter cold of the vast northern region in Chasse en qimutsik, and the soft summer breezes of Mwakw.


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