ᐃᓕᓴᐱᑉ ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔾᔨᒐᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᕋᕐᒥᒃ, ᐃᓕᓴᐱᐅᑉ ᐱᐅᒋᑲᐅᑎᒋᓕᖅᑐᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᓐᓂᕆᓕᖅᑐᓂᐅᒃ ᑎᖕᒥᐊᖅ. ᓂᕆᑎᑉᐸᑦᑕᖓ ᐱᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᐸᑦᑐᓂᐅᓪᓗ ᐱᖃᑎᑖᖅᑲᐅᓂ, ᐊᑦᑎᖅᑐᓂᐅᓪᓗ ᓇᐅᒥᒃ, ᐃᑲᔪᒻᒪᕆᑦᑐᕐᓗ ᓇᐅᒥᒃ ᑎᖏᒋᐅᖅᓴᑎᑦᑐᓂᐅᒃ! ᓇᐅ ᐱᕈᖅᑐᓂ, ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᓂ, ᐱᕈᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᑎᖏᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᒧᕈᓘᔭᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᔭᕐᓂᑦ. ᕿᓚᒥᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ, ᓇᐅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᒃ ᕿᒪᐃᒍᓐᓇᖅᓯᔪᕐᔫᔮᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑎᙲᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ, ᐃᓕᓴᐱᓗ ᐃᓕᑉᐹᓪᓕᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᕝᕙᐅᕗᑏᕐᓗᓂᐅᒃ.
ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑐᒥᓂᑉ ᓱᕈᓯᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᒥᓂᖓ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᓈᓚᒍᒥᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᕐᓂᑦ ᑲᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᒪᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᓪᓗᑎᑦ.
When Elisapee’s father brings home a baby seagull, Elisapee falls in love with the bird right away. She feeds and cares for her new friend, named Nau, and even helps Nau learn how to fly! Nau grows, and grows, and grows some more, until she’s big enough to fly all over town and play with the other seagulls. Soon, it seems like Nau is ready to leave home for good, and Elisapee has to learn how to say goodbye.
Based on the author’s childhood experience, this charming story about learning to care for animals will delight young readers.
Written by Nancy Mike | Illustrated by Charlene Chua
Hardcover (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-166-9 | $16.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 44 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 5–7 | F&P Level M |
Paperback (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-293-2 | $11.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 44 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 5–7 | F&P Level M |
Paperback (Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-159-1 | $12.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 44 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 5–7 | F&P Level M |
“Charming, sweet, and beautifully illustrated . . .”—The Book Wars
“The lively illustrations capture the emotion of the story and offer a glimpse into childhood in Nunavut.”—Hakai Magazine
“. . . [A] heartwarming tale of friendship filled with arctic charm and culture.”—Foreword Reviews
“Only in the Arctic, a world of sculpins and krill, tundra and brilliant northern lights, could the story of Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull be as real as it is.”—CanLit for Little Canadians
“. . . [A] nice introduction for children to learn of different places and customs. It could also be a nice read for children having a pet for the first time.”—Youth Services Book Review
“. . . [A] worthy addition to picture book collections in schools and public libraries.”—CM Magazine
Shortlisted — Foreward Indies Award for Picture Books, 2017
Best Books for Kids and Teens — Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2018
Shortlisted — Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards, 2019