My Trip to Pond Inlet (Paperback)

My Trip to Pond Inlet By Solomon Awa, Emma Pedersen (Illustrator) Cover Image

My Trip to Pond Inlet (Paperback)

By Solomon Awa, Emma Pedersen (Illustrator)


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One rainy day, Solomon is playing inside with his sister. Their mom is cooking polar bear meat in a big pot of water. Suddenly, he trips and burns his arm in the pot of boiling water The burn is so bad that he must travel to the health centre in the neighbouring community of Pond Inlet. Solomon has to stay in Pond Inlet until his arm heals. Even though Solomon misses his home, he likes playing with the other kids at the health centre and exploring the new and exciting community of Pond Inlet.

Solomon Awa was born in a sod house near Iglulik on November 2, 1959. From a young age, he was curious about everything around him. He learned to sew traditional items such as sealskins from his late mother, Appia Awa. His late father, Mathias Awa, was an excellent carver, especially with ivory, and one time he made a harpoon from caribou antlers in one night! Solomon learned to carve from him. Solomon loves to tell the stories that he learned from his father. He does this at schools, and also had the opportunity to go to Kaotokeno, Norway, to tell some of these stories. He is currently serving as mayor for the City of Iqaluit. Emma Pedersen is a Toronto-based illustrator specializing in children's books and character design. She graduated OCADU from the drawing and painting program, as well as from Sheridan College with a degree in illustration. Aside from creating, Emma enjoys hunting through used book shops, spending time with friends and family, and planning her next trip abroad.
Product Details ISBN: 9781774507728
ISBN-10: 1774507722
Publisher: Arvaaq Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English