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Very Last First Time

Very Last First Time

by Jan Andrews, Ian Wallace (Illustrator)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Hardcover, 32 pages
Current Retail Price: $18.95

Every winter in Eva's Inuit village on Ungava Bay in northern Canada, the people walk on the bottom of the frozen sea to gather mussels. Eva has done this with her mother ever since she was a little girl. But today is a special day. Today, for the very first time, Eva is going to walk on the bottom of the sea all alone. She soon gathers a pan full of mussels. But then, her candle goes out, and the tide threatens to return.

This classic picture book by the award-winning team of Jan Andrews and Ian Wallace captures the eerie, fantastic world that lies between the bottom of the sea and the ice above and lets the reader share a very special experience of a small Inuit girl.

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