Simonie And The Dance Contest (inuktitut)

byGail MatthewsIllustratorAli Hinch

Picture Books | February 12, 2019

Simonie And The Dance Contest (inuktitut) by Gail Matthews
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Simonie loves to dance! When he sees a sign for Taloyoak’s annual Christmas Jigging Dance Contest, he can’t wait to enter. But practising is hard work, and Simonie starts to worry that he won’t do a good job in front of all his friends and neighbours.

Luckily, with a little advice from his anaana and ataata, and some help from his friends Dana and David, Simonie learns how to listen to the music and dance the way it makes him feel. When the time comes for the contest, he’s ready to dance his very best.

Based on the annual Christmas dance contest in the community of Taloyoak, Nunavut, this heartwarming picture book shows how a lot of hard work—and a little inspiration—can go a long way.

Gail Matthews lives in Taloyoak, Nunavut, where she teaches English Language Arts at Netsilik School. She has travelled across Canada’s Arctic region and has also worked in Ivujivik, Nunavik. Gail is a teacher educator, researcher, writer, and dancer. She has published research papers on literacy, teacher education, and curriculum. Gai...
Title:Simonie And The Dance Contest (inuktitut)Format:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:37 pages, 8.5 X 8.5 X 0.2 inShipping dimensions:37 pages, 8.5 X 8.5 X 0.2 inPublished:February 12, 2019Publisher:Inhabit MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772272116

ISBN - 13:9781772272116

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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