The Bee

ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑎ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᒥ ᐅᒥᖓ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑎᔅᓯᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ—ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᖖᒋᖅᑎ ᐱᐊᑭ ᕼᐋᓐ ᑐᖖᒐᕕᓕᖕᒥᒃ ᐃᖖᒋᒐᕐᒥᒃ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᑎᕕᓂᖓᓂᒃ —ᖁᐊᖅᓵᕋᒥ ᐃᖅᒍᑦᑕᕐᕙᓗᖕᒥᒃ, ᓱᑎᒃᑭᓕᖅᑐᕕᓂᖅ ᕿᒫᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᓄᑦ, ᕿᒫᓇᓱᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂᐅᒃ ᐃᒍᑦᑕᖅ ᓂᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᐱᖃᑎᒋᔭᓂ. ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓕᕋᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓪᓚᓕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ, ᐅᔾᔨᕈᓱᓕᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᒍᑦᑕᒍᓗᒃ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᐊᓘᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂᒃ!

ᕼᐋᓐ ᐃᓄᒃ ᐃᖖᒋᖅᑎ-ᐃᖖᒋᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᔪᕕᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᕐᔪᐊᖑᖖᒋᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥ (ᑯᓄ) ᓄᓇᕗᑦ. ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᒃᑐᓂ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᕐᓂᖅ ᓴᓇᑐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᓂᐊᑦᑎᓂᐅᓂᖓᓂᒃ, ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᓕᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕆᐊᖓ. ᐃᒍᑦᑕ ᑐᖖᒐᕕᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᖖᒋᐅᒻᒥᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᑎᕕᓂᖓᓂᒃ “ᖄᕆᐊᖅ.”

When the narrator of this fun and silly book is startled by the buzzing of a bee, she sets off on an adventure that sees her running from community to community, trying to lose her buzzing companion. When she has run clear across Nunavut, she finally realizes that perhaps this little bee isn’t such a fearsome foe after all!

Written by Becky Han | Illustrated by Tindur Peturs

Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-300-7 | $16.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 28 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level H |

Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-380-9 | $12.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 28 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6–8 | F&P Level H |


“Should delight little ones with rhythmic and repetitive words and actions.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[T]he folksong quality of the repeating structure and comic exaggeration are charming, and Tindur Peturs’ illustrations are breathtaking in the quietest of ways.”—CM: Canadian Review of Materials


Best Books for Kids and Teens — The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2022