Jake's puppy is growing quickly, but as Jake soon realizes, he isn't becoming any easier to handle. All Jake wants is to raise his puppy to be a strong, fast sled dog, but Kamik is far from ready to
Jake's puppy is growing quickly, but as Jake soon realizes, he isn't becoming any easier to handle. All Jake wants is to raise his puppy to be a strong, fast sled dog, but Kamik is far from ready to pull a sled with a dog team. With some advice and a little help from his grandmother, Jake learns basic principles of how to begin training a dog to pull. Kamik finally has his first sled, and he and Jake can finally begin exploring the tundra together. But Jake and Kamik are still inexperienced, and when a blizzard starts blowing in across the tundra, Jake must rely on his knowledge to get home. Inspired by the life memories of Arviat, Nunavut, elder Matilda Sulurayok, this book lovingly recreates basic dog-rearing practices that even the youngest dog lover can try.
“I love the present-day setting, and the significant role extended family members play in Jake’s life.”
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The Kamik Series follows Jake and his puppy, Kamik, as they learn traditional Inuit dog-rearing and training practices together. From the basic principles of how to bond with a new puppy to teaching a puppy to pull a sled and run with a dog team, these books provide a fun and heartwarming introduction to Arctic life with dogs. Based on the life memories of elders and community members from the remote community of Arviat, Nunavut, these books preserve the time-honoured dogtraining techniques that have produced strong working and mushing dogs for generations.