“This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little “Kulu,” an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.”–
Celina Kalluk was born and raised in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, to Zipporah Kalluk and Leonard Thibodeau. Celina has two brothers and five sisters, one sister-niece, and many more beautiful nieces and nephews. She also has four daughters of her own, Jazlin, Aulaja, Saima, and Ramata. She dedicates this book to all the mothers and fathers of this earth and to our wonderful children. Celina is also a visual artist and has illustrated several book covers and other literacy materials. Currently, she is the Inuktitut Language Specialist and Cultural Arts teacher for grades seven through twelve at Qarmartalik School in Resolute Bay. Sweetest Kulu is her first book for children.
Originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, I currently live with my fiancee and two cats in Los Angeles. I work full time as a Concept artist at the game development company, Naughty Dog. Recently I’ve shipped Uncharted Lost Legacy, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us and its DLC Left Behind. I illustrated the bedtime story Sweetest Kulu, written by Celina Kalluk. I’m currently working on The Last of Us Part 2, and various unreleased children’s book projects.
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