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Ice Floes and Frost

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Achikunipi, le mystérieux phoque du Grand Nord
Francine Saint-Laurent
Illustrations: Ghislain Caron
Montréal : Les 400 Coups, 2006. 47 p.
ISBN 2895402426
Ages 9 to 11

In the heart of Canada's vast Far North, an enigmatic creature that the Cree call Achikunipi dwells in the great fresh water Lac des Loups Marins. In an attempt to explain how the creature can survive so far from its natural habitat, the sea, Francine Saint-Laurent accompanies a team of researchers on an expedition to locate Achikunipi.

This beautifully illustrated book is a fascinating scientific adventure. The text is well-researched and the author's logbook gives it a personal, authentic touch. The illustrations by Ghislain Caron, a naturalist painter, capture the detail and grace of this mysterious freshwater seal.


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