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Qaqavii: A Novel

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Qaqavii: A Novel Miriam Körner Red Deer Press Inc, March 2019

Inspired by author Miriam Körner’s experience of four years racing sled dogs with some of the finest Inuit mushers, young adult adventure, Qaqavii, is set in Arviat, Nunavut, and Churchill, Manitoba. When 15‐year‐old Emmylou arrives in Churchill, Manitoba, all she can think about is getting out of town before she ends up on the wrong end of a polar bear dinner. But things are rarely what they seem in the North and Emmylou’s outlook begins to change when she meets Barnabas, a young Inuk who is training sled dogs for the gruelling Arctic Quest. She soon falls for a spirited yet unruly puppy by the name of Qaqavii who turns her entire world upside down and her real Northern adventure begins. Suitable for readers fluent in Inuktitut and English, as one of the characters only speaks Inuktitut. Also, check out the Feature in this issue of above&beyond Magazine for Miriam’s Sled Dog Racing story. 

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