Inuunira: My Story of Survival (Hardcover)

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Inuunira: My Story of Survival (Hardcover)

By Brian Koonoo, Ben Shannon (Illustrator)


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Kirkus Best Teen & YA Nonfiction of 2022

"An unforgettable physical and emotional journey." --★ Kirkus, STARRED review

In this harrowing survival story, Brian Koonoo takes off on a hunting trip in Canada's Arctic. After his snowmobile breaks down, his GPS loses signal, and his camping fuel runs low, he is left alone to survive for seven days. Inuunira is an Inuktitut term that means "how I'm alive," and this account shows exactly how Brian managed to stay alive. He experiences close encounters with planes, blizzards, and hunger, all while much of his gear is lost. Walking 60 kilometres in search of safety, he uses the knowledge his father and Elders taught him--modern and traditional means of navigation, finding water, making shelters, and keeping his spirits up--to continue on. With photos, illustrations, and diagrams throughout, readers are sure to be inspired by this story of strong will and hope.

Product Details ISBN: 9781772274301
ISBN-10: 1772274305
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 38
Language: English