Synopses & Reviews
Founded in 1977, Whitecap Books has grown to become one of the top ten Canadian-owned book publishing and distribution companies. During the 1970s and early 1980s Whitecap made a name for itself as Canada's foremost producer of full-color gift and coffee table books on Canadian provinces, cities, and natural wonders. The company continues to publish in this area and has launched a 27-book series on Canada and 36 books in the America Series. Annick Press proudly celebrates the 10th anniversary of a treasured book. Whether as a returning reader or a first-time visitor, children of many ages will treasure Michael Kusugak's world of animals and adventure in the Arctic Circle.
Whitecap's list of titles currently consists of more than 300 Canadian-originated titles and more than 1,000 agency listed titles. Whitecap is known for its expertise in the cookbook market. Since 1984, Whitecap has been responsible for some of the most innovative and familiar titles that can be found in kitchens across North America today. In addition to cookery, Whitecap publishes and distributes books on gardening and crafts, photo-scenic, history, arts and entertainment, children's fiction and non-fiction, travel, sports and transportation books.
Back in Print: the 10th anniversary of a treasured classic on animals and adventure in the Arctic Circle. Each spread explores counting and creatures, is fully illustrated, and the book includes a special end section of Arctic life experiences.
Annick Press proudly celebrates the 10th anniversary of a treasured book. Whether as a returning reader or a first-time visitor, children of many ages will treasure Michael Kusugak's world of animals and adventure in the Arctic Circle.
On each spread in My Arctic 1, 2, 3, readers discover counting and creatures, and learn who's predator and who's prey. They witness five Arctic foxes hunting six furry siksiks. They watch seven fisherman catch eight Arctic char. Numbers explored include 1 to 10, 20, 100 and even 1,000,000 (millions of berries ripen in the fall).
Each scene, rendered in Vladyana Krykorka's breathtaking paintings, is awash in Arctic colors and includes the depicted number in English and Inuktitut. For those wanting more Inuit info, a special end section by Arctic-native Kusugak recounts his experiences living in the north alongside the animals featured in the book.
With all these Arctic animals and number fun, it's no surprise My Arctic 1, 2, 3 has become a classic for families to share and cherish.
Acclaimed Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak intoduces beginning readers to his Artic landscape, animals and people, through stories of his life in Repulse Bay. In this counting format--each layout bordered with full-color art--the author shares a story based on his personal life.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of a treasured book.
From one polar bear walking along the edge of a huge ice floe to millions of berries ready for picking, My Arctic 1, 2, 3 takes young readers on a counting tour in the Far North. With the rich Arctic environment as a background, this classic not only provides small children with opportunities to practice their counting skills, it introduces them to the extraordinary animals that make the Far North their home. Stunning artwork, the author's memories of life in the Arctic and information about many of the featured animals make My Arctic 1, 2, 3 the perfect book for families to share and cherish. You can count on it
Praise for My Arctic 1, 2, 3: Parent Council's Outstanding from a Learning Perspective Honor
Ruth Schwartz Award finalist
Chickadee magazine Choice selection
Emerging readers will appreciate the easy-to-read, large print . . . A unique addition for libraries, particularly those building multicultural or Arctic-region collections.
-- School Library Journal