Tuk and the Whale, Volume 74

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Groundwood Books, Apr 28, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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During the early 1600s, there was an active whaling industry in Canada. Whale oil was used to light the streets and buildings of European cities and to manufacture leather, wool, and soap. The baleen was used to make everything from carriage springs to corsets. Told from the point of view of a young Inuit boy named Tuk, this story imagines what might have happened if the people of Tuk's Baffin Island winter camp had encountered European whalers, blown far from their usual whaling route. Both the hunters and the whalers prize the bowhead whale for different reasons. Together, they set out on a hunt, though they are all on new and uncertain ground. Scrupulously researched and vetted, this early chapter book inspires discussion about communication between two groups of people with entirely different world views, early whaling practices, and a productive partnership that also foreshadows serious problems to come. Simply and beautifully told, Tuk and the Whale includes a glossary, historical note, and recommendations for further reading.

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i liked the illustrations, but not so much on the writing. the child is getting ready for bed and once the mom sings them to sleep, "at the gate of heaven little shoes they are selling for the little ... Read full review

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From the editor 6 SPRING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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REVIEWS 53
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NEWS AND FEATURES 15 For an index of all titles reviewed in this issue see page 70
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