Made-in-Nunavut books for children charm reviewers

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Book publisher Inhabit Media continues to make a splash with its made-in-Nunavut products.

“This traditional Inuit story from Nunavut teaches children the importance of parental guidance – with a dash of excitement,” Kirkus Reviews writes about The Owl and the Two Rabbits by Nadia Sammurtok.
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Most recently, Kirkus Reviews turned their attention on children’s books The Owl and the Two Rabbits by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Marcus Cutler, and The Pencil by Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula, illustrated by Charlene Chua.

“This traditional Inuit story from Nunavut teaches children the importance of parental guidance – with a dash of excitement,” Kirkus write about The Owl and the Two Rabbits.

“A breath of warmth from the far north,” Kirkus says about The Pencil.

Meanwhile, CanLit for Little Canadians had this to say:

“Together Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula, who’d first collaborated on Fishing with Grandma, which was also illustrated by Charlene Chua, bring Inuit life on the land into a meaningful but genuine depiction in The Pencil.”

There are more treats in store for young readers this fall as Inhabit prepares to publish In my Anaana’s Amautik by Nadia Sammurtok, The Walrus and the Caribou by Maika Harper, and Tanna’s Owl by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, among others.

Notably, Celina Kalluk’s award-winning Sweetest Kulu will be republished as a special fifth anniversary special edition.

Check out the catalogue for what’s coming up this fall.