From one winter to the next, Aggataa, a young Inuit girl, develops appreciation for nature with the help of her grandmother in the Canadian North. When she meets the small, disheveled raven her grandmother saved last winter, Aggataa dubs it “Ugly Bird” and is annoyed by its constant presence. When Ugly Bird disappears come spring, Aggataa learns to recognize the beauty that all creatures bring. Sparse illustrations of arctic flora and fauna against the unforgiving snow and ice make this picture book immersive.
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