Kidlik’s Kayak

by Terry Shannon
Rated 4.7 out of 5

Caught the interest of a reluctant reader

Rated 5 out of 5
February 25, 2021

I loved Kidlik’s Kayak because it is informative and goes into great detail of what it’s like living in the Arctic and how everyone has to do their part. This is a really good book!

-Jed, 11

I will add that I handed this book to Jed when he really did not feel like reading (which for him is most days). The next day he was excitedly pointing out amazing facts. He expressed that he had no idea it could be so interesting. FABULOUS!!!



Rated 5 out of 5
January 3, 2022

This was an amazing, immersive adventure! You learn about a different culture and my oldest (age 6) was riveted by the suspense. I will probably have him read it to himself when he is a bit older. There were so many unknown concepts or words, that at times it was a little hard for him to follow, but as a read-aloud, I was able to help with those issues as we went along.

This was genuinely a great book, and I highly recommend it!



Rated 4 out of 5
November 24, 2021

This is the first glimpse we have had to Inuit life/culture. It was very interesting to all of us, and we learned a lot as we read this together! There was adventure, shock, and suspense! We would love to read and learn more about this very different way of life!


A quick, adventurous read

Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2021

My reluctant reader loved this book. He said he liked that the characters were on a hunting trip, and they had to do some hard things. He also learned a lot about the Inuit people. His favorite fact was that they chewed whale skin like it was gum!

Natasha Harris


Rated 5 out of 5
October 7, 2021

My daughter loved this book! Being Inuit ourselves it was nice to see my daughter’s face light up as she read a story that included our culture. I absolutely loved this book, as well.

Krista B.
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Level 3

Kidlik tried to guide the boat toward the shore. . . . But despite his strongest paddling, they were carried farther and farther down the coast. . . . Now it took all of Kidlik’s skill to guide the boat between masses of floating ice.

Kidlik and his younger brother, Tocktu, are excited to make the long journey by themselves to the icy sealing grounds of the Arctic to hunt for provisions for their family. Come along on this exciting story as Kidlik, no longer a little boy, seeks to prove himself and battles the dangers that await.

Full color

53 pages

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