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.Baker, D. (2020) Kamik Takes the Lead. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media.

DescriptionKamik Takes the Lead is the final installment in the Kamik series by Darryl Baker, dog musher. In Kamik Takes the Lead the colourful illustrations are by Ali Hinch. The other books in this series are: Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story, Kamik's First Sled, and Kamik Joins the Pack. The series shares the history of Nunavut working dogs through traditional dog-rearing practices and dog-training techniques from Arviat community members. In Kamik Takes the Lead, Jake sits on his qamutiik at the starting line of the race that will take them around town with other mushers. Kamik is at the front of the pack and like Jake well prepared for the race. They had worked hard developing patience and trust through the seasons of the previous year leading up to the race. Find out more about preparing for the race and the excitement of the race. Author and illustrator information is included.

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