A Walk on the Shoreline

Like A Walk on the TundraA Walk on the Shoreline introduces young readers to unique plants and animals found in the Arctic, as well as the traditional Inuit uses for the various species.

Young Nukappia can’t wait to get out to his family campsite on the shoreline. After spending all year in the south with his adoptive parents, Nukappia always looks forward to his summer visits with his birth family. After spending one night in town, Nukappia and his uncle Angu begin the long walk down the shore to the family summer campsite, where all of Nukappia’s cousins and aunts and uncles are waiting for him. Along the way, Nukappia learns that the shoreline is not just ice and rocks and water. There is an entire ecosystem of plants and animals that call the shoreline home. From seaweed to clams to char to shore grasses, there is far more to see along the shoreline than Nukappia ever imagined.

Written by Rebecca Hainnu | Illustrated by Qin Leng

November 2015

Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-024-2 | $16.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Paperback (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-269-7 | $12.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Sigjakkut Pisuktuni Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-037-2 | $10.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 5–7


Walk on the Shoreline is a well-researched, informative and engaging guide to the northern shoreline.” — CM Magazine

“This reunion story features detailed character and scene-setting sketches by Qin Leng that help readers see how traditional Inuit communities live.” — Hakai Magazine