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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 088899043X
ISBN-13: 9780888990433
Sku: 31007602
Publish Date: 1/1/2003
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 9.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  9 to 13
 
Going alone for her first time to search for mussels under a thick shelf of ice near her Inuit village in Canada, young Eva is successful in her hunt, but when her candle goes out and she must scramble to find her way out before the tide returns, Eva tells her mother that she wants a partner the next time. An ALA Notable Childrens Book. Reissue. *Author: Andrews, Jan/ Wallace, Ian (ILT) *Publication Date: 2003/01/01 *Number of Pages: 32 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 2-3 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 9.25 *Height: 9.75
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Eva lives in an Inuit village in northern Canada. In the winter, people search along the bottom of the seabed beneath a thick shelf of ice for mussels to eat. Eva usually helps her mother, but for the first time, she's going to go by herself. She soon gathers a pan full of mussels. But then, her candle goes out, and the tide threatens to return! When she is finally safe with her mother, Eva proclaims, "That was my very last first time walking alone on the bottom of the sea." An ALA Notable Children's Book, Very Last First Time comes from one of Canada's most distinguished storytellers and an award-winning illustrator. "A unique experience for young listeners and an intriguing introduction to another culture." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "An extraordinary picture book experience." - The New York Times Book ReviewGoing alone for her first time to search for mussels under a thick shelf of ice near her Inuit village in Canada, young Eva is successful in her hunt, but when her candle goes out and she must scramble to find her way out before the tide returns, Eva tells her mother that she wants a partner the next time. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Reissue.
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Eva, an Inuit girl, goes searching for shellfish under the ice, but she lingers too long and barely avoids disaster.

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Boston Herald
"Ian Wallace's paintings...beautifully depict the shadowy, haunting, dazzling setting for Eva's eerie adventure."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   05
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0032
Product attributePublisher:   Groundwood Books
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