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32 Pages, 8.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.95 (US $10.95)

Publication Date: December 2017

ISBN 9781772271614

Rights: US

Inhabit Media (Dec 2017)

Price: $10.95


Talittuq is excited to start his first day of grade two. He is looking forward to the new school year, but as he meets his friends again for the first time after summer vacation, he notices that a lot of his friends’ families are very different from his own. Some have one mom and one dad, and some have only a mom. Some kids live with their grandparents. Some live with two dads or two moms. As Talittuq hears about all the fun his friends have had with their families, he learns that families come in many different shapes and sizes, and what holds them all together is love!

Author Biography

In 1998, after living in Yellowknife for five years, Kerry McCluskey moved to Iqaluit to work as a journalist. Nearly 20 years later, Kerry continues to write and has built a wonderful home in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her son, River Talittuq Sukaq Gordon McCluskey. Her son features prominently in many of the stories she tells. Jesse Unaapik Mike was born and raised in Iqaluit where she lives with her partner, Moriah, and her daughter, Niviaq. She is raising her daughter through shared custody and hopes to raise her daughter in a better world with more love and less hate. Jesse has been advocating for Inuit youth since she was a teenager and has built on that to advocate for all Inuit on issues that most people will not speak of. Lenny Lishchenko is not a boy. She is an illustrator, graphic designer, and comic maker, who will never give up the chance to draw a good birch tree. Ukrainian-born and Canadian raised, she's interested in telling stories that people remember years later, in the early mornings when everything is quiet and still. She's worked with clients such as Lenny Letter, Power Athletics Ltd, Alberta Venture, and Rubicon Publishing, and is based out of Mississauga.