Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull (English) (Hardcover)

By Nancy Mike, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)

Inhabit Media, 9781772271669, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 22, 2017

List Price: 16.95*
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When Elisapee’s father brings home a baby seagull, Elisapee falls in love with the bird right away. She feeds and cares for her new friend, named Nau, and even helps Nau learn how to fly!
Nau grows, and grows, and grows some more, until she’s big enough to fly all over town and play with the other seagulls. Soon, it seems like Nau is ready to leave home for good, and Elisapee has to learn how to say goodbye.
Based on the author’s childhood experience, this charming story about learning to care for animals will delight young readers.

About the Author

Nancy Mike was raised in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and continues to maintain close ties with the community. This is Nancy's first book and she is passionate about sharing stories of life growing up in Nunavut. Currently, Nancy lives in Iqaluit and works as a nurse at the hospital. She plays accordion and throat sings with the Nunavut band The Jerry Cans and travels across the world to share her stories and music. Nancy is also the mother of two beautiful girls and hopes to inspire them to love their culture and language...and to read as many books as they can! Charlene Chua never had a seagull, but she once had a pigeon named Christopher that lived, for a while, in a cardboard box. The pigeon flew away, and later Charlene herself flew from Singapore to Canada (with the help of a plane, of course). She now lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband and two cats, and illustrates many things, including this picture book.