Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story

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“Grandfather Bowhead, tell me a story,” Little Arvaaq says. He listens intently as his grandfather shares the stories of his love for him. To Grandfather, he is everything. He’s been mesmerized with him from the time he took his first breath in the deep, blue sea. He’s a “giant” in his heart, more enormous than the mountainous icebergs that glide across the crystalline waters. The depths of his friendship with Little Arvaaq is greater than that of even the most magnificent creatures he’s known in all his years. Nothing adequately compares to his relationship with this beloved baby whale.

This is an indelible picture book in which Grandfather Bowhead’s affection for Little Arvaaq is palpable. Its sweetness will stay with readers long after they turn the last page. It’s a perfect bedtime story for young ones and is an ideal pick for grandparents to read to their grandchildren. The target audience is children ages five to nine, and the reading level is approximately third grade.

The illustrations appear in watercolor blues and greens, creating a soothing, soft blend that complements the text. Interesting facts about this species are noted at the end in addition to a brief pronunciation guide of the Inuktitut language.

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Author Aviaq Johnston
Star Count /5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 28 pages
Publisher Inhabit Media
Publish Date 06-Apr-2021
ISBN 9781772272970 Buy this Book
Issue May 2021
Category Children's