Simonie and the Dance Contest

Gail Matthews (Author) Ali Hinch (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$10.95  $10.07
Publisher
Inhabit Media
Publish Date
August 13, 2019
Pages
36
Dimensions
8.5 X 0.2 X 8.5 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781772272246

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About the Author

Gail Matthews lives in Taloyoak, Nunavut, where she teaches English Language Arts at Netsilik School. She has travelled across Canada's Arctic region and has also worked in Ivujivik, Nunavik. Gail is a teacher educator, researcher, writer, and dancer. She has published research papers on literacy, teacher education, and curriculum. Gail earned her PhD at the University of Toronto and was an Assistant Professor of Literacy at the University of New Brunswick-Saint John. She is a TTP-Diploma graduate of Canada's National Ballet School and continues to teach children ballet and Israeli folk dance.

Reviews

"Matthews' simple text presents a likable character in Simonie, and his determination to succeed should inspire young readers to persevere when learning any new skill. Hinch's lively cartoon illustrations portray the Inuit characters as modern upper-elementary-age students who are also actively involved in their families' cultural traditions.The protagonist's good cheer and determination will strike chords in like-minded readers."
A relatable story about perseverance and facing your fears, featuring a unique setting.
Simonie and the Dance Contest is a welcome picture book entry on the topic of "practice makes perfect", with an Arctic flair.