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Animals Illustrated: Caribou

by (author) Dorothy Aglukark & David Aglukark

illustrated by Amiel Sandland

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Grade Levels
k to 4
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price

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Descriptive Review

Inuit authors Dorothy and David Aglukark share their knowledge of caribou in this striking volume. Educators will find this a valuable resource for student research and independent reading, and even as a read-aloud. This well-organized resource makes information accessible to young researchers, with a table of contents, manageable two-page spreads for each topic, beautifully detailed illustrations, and text features such as labels and a diagram. The clearly written text respects readers with relevant content vocabulary. The variety of sentence length and structure, along with age-appropriate richness of language, makes for an enjoyable read-aloud. Information about past and present uses of caribou, as well as hunting practices, will guide students in learning about the historical and current importance of the caribou to Inuit life. Caribou is one of several volumes in the Animals Illustrated series.

28 pp., 6.5 × 9", colour illustrations

Dorothy and David Aglukark (Inuit) • Amiel Sandland, illus.

Source: Association of Book Publishers of BC - Canadian Indigenous Books for Schools (2021-2022)

About the authors

Dorothy Aglukark sont des anciens d’Arviat, au Nunavut.


Dorothy Aglukark's profile page

David Aglukark is an elder from Arviat, Nunavut.


David Aglukark's profile page

Amiel Sandland is an illustrator living in the Toronto area. He studied illustration at Seneca College, eventually specializing in comic arts and character design. He has also dabbled in layout, comics, and props making. Rarely found without a pen in hand, he enjoys drawing animals, monsters, and plants.

Amiel Sandland's profile page


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