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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

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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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