52 Canadian picture books coming out in fall 2020
The Most Amazing Bird is a picture book by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak, illustrated by Andrew Qappik
The Most Amazing Bird is about a young girl named Aggataa on a winter walk with her grandmother. Along the way they see tulugarguat, the ravens. Aggataa thinks they are the ugliest birds that she's ever seen. But after connecting with one small raven, the girl discovers that there is beauty in all of nature's creatures.
The Most Amazing Bird is for ages 4-7.
When you can read it: Nov. 10, 2020
Michael Kusugak celebrates the 30th anniversary of his book A Promise Is A Promise
Michael Kusugak grew up in Repulse Bay in what is now known as Nunavut. Kusugak's stories explore the traditional Inuit way of life and he has written 12 books for children including his now classic debut book A Promise Is A Promise, co-written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka.
Andrew Qappik is a Canadian Inuit graphic artist currently residing in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. He is a member of the Order of Canada.