ᓈᑎᐊ ᓴᒻᒧᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᒡᓕᒍᓱᒃᖢᓂ ᑐᙵᓵᕆᕗᖅ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᒪᐅᑎᒧᑦ— ᐊᓈᓇᐅᔫᑉ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒫᕈᑎᖓ—ᓄᑕᕋᐅᑉ ᐊᒪᕆᔭᐅᔫᑉ ᐃᒃᐱᒋᔭᓕᒫᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒫᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐅᕙᙵᑦ ᓄᕗᔭᑎᑐᑦ ᓂᕈᒥᒃᑎᒋᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒪᐅᑎ ᐊᓈᓇᖓᑕᓗ ᐃᒡᓚᕐᓂᖓ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᖅᑎᒋᓪᓗᓂ ᑰᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᕿᓪᓕᖅᑐᖅ.
ᑐᓴᕐᓂᖅᖢᓂ ᓴᐃᓪᓕᓇᖅᖢᓂᓗ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᓗᓂᓗ.
ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑐᖅ ᓈᑎᐊ ᓴᒻᒧᖅᑐᖅ | ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᓚᓂ ᓚᓯᓐᑯ
Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik—the pouch in the back of a mother’s parka used to carry a child—to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana’s laughter.
Sweet and soothing, this book offers a unique perspective that will charm readers of all ages.
Written by Nadia Sammurtok | Illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-252-9 | $16.95 | 9″ x 9″ | 24 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-253-6 | $12.95 | 9″ x 9″ | 20 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
“Delicate pastels give the Arctic landscape a welcoming beauty, and fanciful depictions of the similes the narrator suggests lend a playful air. The far north has never felt so deliciously warm.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This gentle story is warm, cozy, and loving—just like being in anaana’s amautik. Readers will carry this gorgeous book close to their hearts.” — School Library Journal
“A tender paean for the youngest readers and their caregivers.” — Booklist
“This gentle story elevates the feelings of comfort and security that the amautik enables.” — Horn Book Magazine
“Adults and the little ones to whom they are reading can bond within the glow of this cultural gem as it hugs them in an atmosphere of love.” — Shelf Awareness