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Astrid Arijanto

Astrid Arijanto is a designer and illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. Her design and illustration work have appeared in various media and publications across Canada and Asia. She spends a lot of time working on her drawing tablet, but in her free time enjoys exploring other cultures and the great outdoors with her partner and chasing after their wild and rambunctious puppy, Spanky.

Nunavummi Reading Series: Nilak Plays in the Snow
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Nilak has a lot of fun during the Arctic winter!

Nilak, a young polar bear, has fun sliding down hills and playing games on the sea ice, such as pretending to be an Arctic explorer or a tuniq from long ago!

Educator Information 
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic.  It is a Level 7 book in the series. 

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. This book's F&P Level is E.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives; Environmental awareness; History; Heritage.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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16 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Putuguq & Kublu
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Putuguq and Kublu are a sister and brother who cannot get along. They love to pull pranks and one-up each other every chance they get! When one of Putuguq's pranks does not go as planned, the feuding siblings find themselves on the land with their grandfather, learning a bit about Inuit history, between throwing snowballs, that is.

Reviews
“An emotionally and spiritually warming visit to the Arctic.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Endnotes about inuksuit and the vanished Tuniit/Dorset people round out an entertaining story of sibling one-upmanship.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“. . . [A] fun romp across the tundra that will spark discussions about the Arctic, the Inuit and getting along with your siblings.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

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40 pages | 6.00" x 8.00" | Fully illustrated graphic novel

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$5.95

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Putuguq and Kublu and the Qalupalik
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

What creatures lurk beneath the sea ice? Putuguq and Kublu – two siblings who can’t seem to get along- are about to find out! On their way to the shoreline, Putuguq and Kublu run into their grandfather, who has a stern warning for the pair: always beware when playing on the shore, because you never know if a qalupalik, a mythical creature that snatches children, is lying in wait under the ice. Kublu is pretty sure their grandfather is just trying to spook them with a scary story from the past….but maybe not?

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32 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$6.95

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