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My Arctic 1, 2, 3

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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, ...

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Overview

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

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Materials, Vol. 3, No. 2 - Naomi Gerrard
A fascinating tale... The book is well thought out, colourful and imaginative, giving us a glimpse of life in the vast Arctic. Recommended.
Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
My Arctic 1,2,3 is a counting chronicle of some of the more common animals found in the Arctic. In addition to counting, kids learn aboutt he food chain-preadators on one page face prey on the other. Kusugak provides a glossary and information about Arctic plants and animals which goes a long way to dispelling the myth of a great Arctic wasteland.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3An Inuit storyteller and a Czechoslovakian artist share their knowledge and love of the Arctic by combining numbers, presented in both English and Inuktitut; visual representations of the numerals 1 through 10, 20, 100, and 1,000,000; and simple descriptions of Arctic animals. Attractive, vibrant watercolor artwork appears on every page. The various tones and shades of white, blue, green, brown, and yellow expertly capture the color and feel of the land and sea in different seasons. The realistically rendered, yet slightly whimsically portrayed animals display motion and purpose. A bordered black-and-white block-print number is superimposed in the top center of each illustration. The narrative connects the hunting activity of one animal to another. For example, one polar bear hunts two seals, five foxes hunt six siksiks, etc. Fishermen catching Arctic char and a family picking berries exemplify the human component in the Arctic food chain. The visual details more than adequately compensate for the lack of textual description. Emerging readers will appreciate the easy-to-read, large print. A wealth of interesting information about the author, his family, and Arctic animals is included in a four-page endnote. Numerous Inuit words, each followed by a pronunciation key, are included and a six-word glossary is appended. Number books abound, but Arctic 1,2,3 offers a unique addition for libraries, particularly those building multicultural or Arctic-region collections.Roz Goodman, Bering Strait School District Media Center, Unalakleet, AK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550375046
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/3/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint edition
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,410,418
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: AD660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak is the author of several books for children, including the collaboration with Robert Munsch A Promise is a Promise and the award-winning Northern Lights. He lives in Rankin Inlet in northern Canada, where he writes full time.

Vladyana Krykorka is a celebrated illustrator of more than 30 books for children. Born and raised in Prague, she now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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