Very Last First Timeby Jan Andrews
Eva lives in an Inuit village in northern Canada. In the winter, people search along the bottom of the seabed beneath a thick shelf of ice for mussels to eat. Eva usually helps her mother, but for the first time, she's going to go by herself. She soon gathers a pan full of mussels. But then, her candle goes out, and the tide threatens to return! When she is finally safe with her mother, Eva proclaims, "That was my very last first time walking alone on the bottom of the sea." An ALA Notable Children's Book, Very Last First Time comes from one of Canada's most distinguished storytellers and an award-winning illustrator.
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Reading this story was truly a once in a lifetime experience. When I read this story with my 3rd grade students, I told them... 'I feel sad that I have not known this story for my entire life.' In 33 years of teaching I have never had this response to a story. It is a beautiful story of life.