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Brock and Becca - Navigate Nunavut (Electronic version)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed. « View this author's BIO
Dad opened the atlas at a page showing a map of Canada and he pointed to the north.
?We have been to the Yukon,? he said. ?Next to it is the Northwest Territories and to the east of it is a huge chunk of land called Nunavut. Very few people live there. Most of those who do, stay along the coast line. Your Mom and I are going with other adults on a ship that will take us from the west to the east through a waterway called the North West Passage.?
?But I?ve been on a ship before,? I said. ?Remember we all went on a tall ship and we sailed on the St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers and I wasn?t sea sick.?
I wasn?t giving up, but where was Becca when her brother needed some help. She hadn?t said more than a word or two. Instead, she just sat there and played with her doll, Krissy.
?Yes Brock, I do remember our time on the sailing ship, Caledonia. You were a good sailor,? Mom admitted.
Recommended for ages 6-10
Brock thought he was going on another exciting vacation to Nunavut. It turned out this holiday was for adults only. Brock and Becca had to stay home.
However, with the use of daily diaries and his parent?s photographs and descriptions, the extreme north above the Arctic Circle and the animals that live there became very real.
His parents saw polar bears, muskoxen, caribou, whales, walrus, seals, and many other animals and birds.
Each animal they saw had a story about it. The visits to the Inuit villages were a delight for Mom and Dad.
This is a land few people get to see so it is an exciting place to read about, even if you may not get there.