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A Walk on the Tundra

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  7 reviews
During the short Arctic summers, the tundra, covered most of the year under snow and ice, becomes filled with colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and lichens. These hardy little plants transform the northern landscape, as they take advantage of the warmer weather and long hours of sunlight. Caribou, lemmings, snow buntings, and many other wildlife species depend on tundra ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 40 pages
Published October 14th 2011 by Inhabit Media Inc.
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Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Children, parents, teachers interested in tundra plants and their uses
A young Inuit girl accompanies her grandmother on a walk on the springtime northern Canadian tundra, the grandmother teaching and the granddaughter listening and learning about tundra plants, and their many uses. And really A Walk on the Tundra is therefore and really more educational than an actual story with conflicts and subsequent resolutions, but it nevertheless is a sweet and enlightening excursion onto the tundra and its many, often unconsidered botanical treasures (and the relationship ...more
A Walk On the Tundra (another book in my quest to read as much Inhabit Media content as possible) tells the story of a young girl going out for a walk on the tundra with her grandmother. The book provides factual information about tundra plant life, a touching image of a grandmother / granddaughter relationship, a touching representation of how we connect with our homeland, and a message against littering. The illustrations are absolutely adorable, and the story itself is genuinely more than I ...more
This is for more advanced readers. The story is a warm tale about a child learning of tundra plants from her grandmother. A helpful glossary of the Inuktitut words used is in the back, as well as further information on the plants named.
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story about going back to your roots. Also, a wonderful way to learn about plant life on the tundra!
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This story starts with a bored young girl laments that she is not able to stay up as late as her friends during the long Arctic nights, meaning that she wakes up much earlier and has no one to play with. When her grandmother leaves her home on an outing, young Inuujaq hopes she is heading to the store and will buy some food to share, but her grandmother invites her on quite a different outing, one to find edible plants.

At first Inuujaq is reluctant but feels she must listen to her grandmother,
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Inuit storybook filled with traditional ecological knowledge on plant medicines. The book is also filled with Inuktitut language all the while being gorgeously illustrated. I’ve said this before. The Inuit have done a fantastic job of preserving and teaching their stories, culture, and language through children’s literature. There are numerous books by highly talented Inuit writers and artists that children of all cultures can enjoy.
I love this title. A young girl and her grandmother go for a walk on the tundra. The pictures are bold and the story familiar. Inhabit Media keeps turning out beautiful books that never disappoint.
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