Joy is ten years old, living in Apex, Nunavut-a small town outside of Iqaluit-and loving life. Her little sister Allashua may be annoying, but all in all Joy loves living at the top of the world in Apex, or Niaqunngun as it's called in Inuktitut. She's doing well in school and even has a crush on a boy.
But Joy begins to notice her parents fighting a lot more than usual. Her mom is staying with her sisters in Iqaluit more than she is home.
And Joy's perfect life soon becomes a lot more complicated.
As Joy navigates her parents' separation and its affect on her family, she learns some valuable lessons about how to cope when life gets tough.
Told in the wry, funny voice of a smart and savvy ten-year-old girl, this book will appeal to young readers everywhere who have ever wished that things would just stay the way they are.
|Edition description:||English Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
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Joy of Apex
By Napatsi Folger
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I get up from the table and drag my feet to my room. I hear my sister pleading for Mom to stay. Allashua is the only one still convinced that she can persuade our mom to stay and keep the family whole. I lie on my bed and stare at the ceiling. There are water stains on the ceiling tiles. I think about when my mother used to lie down with me before bedtime and pretend the water stains were clouds. We would try to think of different shapes for the same old “clouds” night after night. It seems so long ago now, since the last time she was in my bed. All I can think is that those happy nights laughing and talking with her are never coming back. I turn away from the ceiling and push my face into the pillow, too sad to even daydream.
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