A Walk on the Shoreline
From seaweed to clams to char to shore grasses, there is far more to see along the shoreline than Nukappia ever imagined.
Diverse Stories, Learning How Traditional Inuit Communities Live, Different Types of Families, Leaning About Ecosystems
Topics and Themes:
Diversity, Inuit, Ecosystems, Adoption, Family, STEM
"A Walk on the Shoreline is a well-researched, informative and engaging guide to the northern shoreline." ―CM Magazine
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.
Like A Walk on the Tundra, A 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.
About the Author/Illustrator
Rebecca Hainnu lives in Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada with her daughters. Her work includes Math Activities for Nunavut Classrooms and Classifying Vertebrates. She is also the author of The Spirit of the Sea. Her book A Walk on the Tundra, co-authoured with Anna Ziegler, was a finalist for the 2013 Canadian Children's Literature Round Table Information Book Award, and was among the 2012 "Best Books for Kids and Teens," as selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and lived in France and Montreal. She now lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto, Canada. Her father, an artist himself, was a great influence on her. She grew up surrounded by paintings, and it became second nature for her to express herself through art. Qin has always loved to illustrate the innocence of children and has developed a passion for children's books. She has illustrated numerous picture books for publishers in Canada, the United States, and South Korea.