Summer vacation becomes exciting when Akuluk goes egg hunting with her grandparents in the Arctic Akuluk is not excited about visiting her grandparents in Nunavut. She would rather head south for summer vacation, somewhere with roller coasters and cotton candy. There can't be much to do way up there, Akuluk figures. But as soon as she steps off the plane and sees all the exciting animals that the tundra has to offer, Akuluk forgets all about her dreams of going south. On her first full day in Nunavut, she can't wait to travel out on the land with her grandfather to hunt for wild eggs. As she learns about the different types of eggs, how to collect them properly, and the delicious meals that can be prepared with them, Akuluk knows that this is just the beginning of the exciting things she'll learn about the Arctic.
|Edition description:||English Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Suzie Napayok-Short was born in Frobisher Bay and grew up in Apex and the DEW Line sites on Baffin Island. She attended residential school before moving to Coral Harbour, Nunavut, and later to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Suzie built a career as an Inuktitut translator and interpreter working for government departments and organizations across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and throughout Canada. Suzie currently lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, with her husband, their two children, and one grandchild. She continues her work as a freelance translator and interpreter for businesses across the North. She also works with residential school survivors as an interpreter and guide, helping survivors through the legal process. Wild Eggs is Suzie’s first book for children. It was inspired by egg-hunting trips she shared with her father.Jonathan Wright is an illustrator living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He’s also known to dabble in the Dark Arts of animation.