June 13, 2016

Discoveries along the shoreline

A Walk on the Shoreline
by Rebecca Hainnu
illustrated by Qin Leng

A young boy visiting his biological family in Clyde River, Nunavut, learns about arctic plants and sea animals as he walks along the shoreline with his uncle. They are on their way to their summer campsite, where grandparents and other family members await.

The story is a bit wordy, with lots of explanatory dialogue, but it does manage to capture what life can be like in the north. The book concludes with a glossary of plants and animals and notes about landforms and hunting tools. 

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