Grades 4 - 8 / Ages 9 - 13.
For those students, and teachers, looking for information on this soon-to-be newest Canadian Territory, this little book fits the bill nicely.
Hancock has done an admirable job of presenting information about the land, the history, the economy and the people of this region. There are several maps which clearly indicate the placement of Nunavut and show the major towns. There are many photographs which brilliantly portray life on the land and the history of the region.
There is a section on "Famous people from Nunavut" which includes such well-known names as Susan Aglukark, Michael Kusugak, and James Houston. Included in the book is a section of Fast Facts, a Timeline and a small pronunciation guide for words found in the book. The glossary and index provide valuable assistance for the young researcher.
The author's biography tells us that Hancock, born in Australia, has been in and around our North since 1972 and now lives in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.
The "Hello Canada" series is a new set with a book dedicated to each of the provinces and territories, 13 in total. They would be a good addition to the 971 section of an elementary library.
Brian Rountree is the teacher-librarian at Eastwood Elementary School in Thompson, Manitoba. He is the Archivist for the Manitoba School Library Association.
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