Tuk and the Whale

Tuk and the Whale

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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780888996893
Branch Call Number: EASY FIC Riv
Characteristics: 88 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Gerber, Mary Jane, illus

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maprincess
Mar 31, 2009

i love books

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maangel
Mar 30, 2009

i think that this was a great book and the cover really leaves a person in suspense

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papadawg98
Mar 28, 2009

I thought this one was one of the best books I've ever read.

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pieeater
Mar 26, 2009

this is a goodbook .

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minesing
Mar 25, 2009

this is a good book. Were did she get the idea?

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awake88
Mar 24, 2009

Nomation for Sliver Birch express 2009

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tyler scaman
Mar 23, 2009

do ur mom

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