Get ready to follow Yuka the caribou on his unexpected adventure as he meets new friends and finds his place in his new Arctic home.
Yuka’s Way Home is a story about courage and perseverance, old friends and new ones, as well as fresh beginnings; an educational children’s book that is full of exciting adventures and amazing lessons to be learned along the way.
Follow Yuka, a caribou who gets lost, separated from his friends and family after an unexpected accident occurs. While the first instinct is to give in to despair and panic, fate has it that Yuka will end up finding a new home amongst new friends. Things are not as he was used to but are much better than he would have anticipated.
Yuka’s Way Home is also a lesson about new cultures, adaptability, and animal conservation. The book is meant to educate children about reindeer, caribou, their similarities and differences, and the Sami culture; this while creating awareness of longstanding practices that are under threat.
Yuka’s Way Home is an educational tool that is written with passion and love; a captivating story with professionally done illustrations to talk about a passion for wildlife and conservation and a love for nature and animals. I went to northern Norway, where I met with Sami reindeer herders to create the most authentic story possible, ensuring that my representation of Sami culture was not only accurate and respectful but fun and engaging too!
Heartwarming to both parents and children alike, learn about the importance of caribou and the Sami culture in a fun and wonderful way.