Tuk and the Whale.
Tuk and the Whale
Written by Raquel Rivera
Illustrated by Mary Jane Gerber
Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2008
 $15.95 HC (jacket) 978-0-88899-689-3
 $8.95 PB 978-0-88899-891-0
88 pages, b&w, 5" x 7 1/2"
IL: Ages 8-10 RL: Grade 4
This story, set on Baffin Island's eastern coast, unfolds in the early decades of the 1600s. Told from the point of view of a young Inuit boy, Tuk, this story imagines what might have happened if the Inuit of Baffin Island had met European whalers, blown far from their usual whaling route.
Thematic Links: Whaling--Canadian Arctic--Inuit--Early European Whalers--1600s