When Jake finally gets a puppy to call his own, all he can think about is the fast, strong sled dog that his puppy will become. But Kamik is far from an obedient sled dog. He won't listen, he tracks m
When Jake finally gets a puppy to call his own, all he can think about is the fast, strong sled dog that his puppy will become. But Kamik is far from an obedient sled dog. He won't listen, he tracks mud all over the house, and he's a lot more work than Jake ever thought a puppy could be! But after a visit with his grandfather, who raised many puppies of his own while living out on the land, Jake learns that Inuit have been raising puppies just like Kamik to be obedient, resourceful, helpful sled dogs for generations.
Inspired by the real-life recollections of an elder from Arviat, Nunavut, this book lovingly recreates the traditional dog-rearing practices that prevailed when Inuit relied on dogs for transportation and survival.
“This book is highly recommended for public and elementary school libraries everywhere. It is also an essential addition to any collection of northern Canadian children’s literature.”
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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 dog-training techniques that have produced strong working and mushing dogs for generations.