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3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
It's almost time for supper, and Alego goes with her grandmother to the shore to collect clams. Along the way, the girl discovers tide pools brimming with life — a bright orange starfish, a creepy crawly ugjurnaq, sea snails, and a sculpin. A rising star of the famed Cape Breton Inuit art scene, author and illustrator Ningeokuluk Teevee draws on her own childhood experienc ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Groundwood Books
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Canadian Children's Book Centre
Reviewed by Senta Ross

Meet Alego, a young Inuit girl who lives in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Alego loves to visit her grandmother, and one day a surprise awaits her. “It is almost low tide, and we are going clam digging,” announces the elder. Alego is very excited because of this fresh experience awaiting her. While exploring the seashore, she discovers clams in the sandy shore, sculpins in the seaweed, starfish on rocks and numerous shells and tiny sea creatures hidden in tide pools. Grandmother and
A little girl goes clam digging with her grandmother
but fills her bucket with all kinds of other creatures she discovers
along the shore at low tide: starfish, kanajuit, and creepy crawly things --
but not clams!

Set in the Canadian Arctic, story of an Inuit family with text in Inuit too.
I would love a pronunciation guide for these words!
Jul 25, 2012 Crystal rated it liked it
Nice story of a girl exploring on the seashore with her grandma nearby. It has Inuit words here and there. It would be nice to have pronunciations, but there is a glossary.
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Jun 23, 2011 Raegan Rocco rated it really liked it
Sweet little book about a little girl's special memory of clam digging with her mother....the drawings are adorable and childlike which makes it even sweeter. Story very short and simple.
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