Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull (Inuktitut)
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ᐃᓕᓴᐱᑉ ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔾᔨᒐᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᕋᕐᒥᒃ, ᐃᓕᓴᐱᐅᑉ ᐱᐅᒋᑲᐅᑎᒋᓕᖅᑐᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᓐᓂᕆᓕᖅᑐᓂᐅᒃ ᑎᖕᒥᐊᖅ. ᓂᕆᑎᑉᐸᑦᑕᖓ ᐱᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᐸᑦᑐᓂᐅᓪᓗ ᐱᖃᑎᑖᖅᑲᐅᓂ, ᐊᑦᑎᖅᑐᓂᐅᓪᓗ ᓇᐅᒥᒃ, ᐃᑲᔪᒻᒪᕆᑦᑐᕐᓗ ᓇᐅᒥᒃ ᑎᖏᒋᐅᖅᓴᑎᑦᑐᓂᐅᒃ!
ᓇᐅ ᐱᕈᖅᑐᓂ, ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᓂ, ᐱᕈᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᑎᖏᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᒧᕈᓘᔭᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᔭᕐᓂᑦ. ᕿᓚᒥᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ, ᓇᐅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᒃ ᕿᒪᐃᒍᓐᓇᖅᓯᔪᕐᔫᔮᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑎᙲᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ, ᐃᓕᓴᐱᓗ ᐃᓕᑉᐹᓪᓕᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᕝᕙᐅᕗᑏᕐᓗᓂᐅᒃ.
ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑐᒥᓂᑉ ᓱᕈᓯᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᒥᓂᖓ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᓈᓚᒍᒥᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᕐᓂᑦ ᑲᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᒪᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᓪᓗᑎᑦ.
Written by Nancy Mike | Illustrated by Charlene Chua
When Elisapee’s father brings home a baby seagull, Elisapee falls in love with the bird right away. She feeds and cares for her new friend, named Nau, and even helps Nau learn how to fly!
Nau grows, and grows, and grows some more, until she’s big enough to fly all over town and play with the other seagulls. Soon, it seems like Nau is ready to leave home for good, and Elisapee has to learn how to say goodbye.
Based on the author’s childhood experience, this charming story about learning to care for animals will delight young readers.