Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story
by Aviaq Johnston
illustrated by Tamara Campeau
A grandfather bowhead whale recounts to his young grandchild calf all the beautiful, amazing, and surprising things he has seen in his lifetime. Nothing is more wondrous than the love a grandfather has for his grandchild!
Bowhead whales are the longest-living mammals on the planet, living over 200 years. In this heartwarming story, a grandfather bowhead recounts to his young grandchild calf all the beautiful, amazing, and surprising things he has seen in his lifetime, all while assuring the little calf that there is nothing more wondrous than the love a grandfather has for his grandchild.
Aviaq Johnston is the author of the bestselling picture book, What’s My Superpower? For older children, teenagers, and grown-ups, she has written the award-winning novel Those Who Run in the Sky and the sequel, Those Who Dwell Below. She has also written the short stories “Tarnikuluk,” winner of the 2014 Aboriginal Arts and Stories Award, and “The Haunted Blizzard,” featured in Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories. She grew up in Igloolik and now lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her dog, Sunny.
Tamara Campeau works digitally to create her painterly storytelling illustrations. Her work has a strong sense of lighting, naturalistic colours, and dynamic composition. She is strongly inspired by wildlife, children, and the environments in which they reside. She uses this inspiration to add a layer of realism to her work. Campeau’s illustration journey began at Dawson College, where she earned her associate degree in illustration and design. Shortly after, she furthered her studies at Sheridan College, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in illustration.
Ages 0 to 2 years
Hardcover | 28 pages | IPS | 2021
In stock (can be backordered)