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Very Last First Time

Very Last First Time

(1986)
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Eva Padlyat lived in an Inuit village on Ungava Vat in northern Canada. In winter, when people wanted mussels to eat, they searched along the bottom of the seabed. Eva had often walked on the bottom, helping her mother, but today - for the very first time - she was to go down below the thick sea ice herself. Her mother went with her to the shore and out onto the ice. The time was just right. The outgoing tide had pulled the seawater away, leaving only the ice above and the rock-strewn seabed below.
Eva lowered herself through a hole in the ice and, by candlelight, had soon gathered a pan full of mussels. There was still time to explore, she decided. But she stumbled and her candle went out. She was alone in the darkness, and the tide had turned. When, at the end of her adventure, she is safe with her mother again on top of the ice, she says, "that was my very last first time for walking alone on the bottom of the sea."

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1987 : Canada Hardback
Title: Very Last First Time
Author(s): Jan Andrews
ISBN: 0-88899-043-X / 978-0-88899-043-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
Title: Very Last First Time
Author(s): Jan Andrews
ISBN: 0-613-06114-4 / 978-0-613-06114-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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February 1998 : USA Turtleback
Title: Very Last First Time
Author(s): Jan Andrews
ISBN: 0-606-13885-4 / 978-0-606-13885-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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1994 : Canada Hardback
Title: Very Last First Time
Author(s): Jan Andrews
ISBN: 0-88833-043-X / 978-0-88833-043-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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March 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Very Last First Time
Author(s): Jan Andrews
ISBN: 0-689-50388-1 / 978-0-689-50388-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Margaret McElderry Book by Atheneum
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Paperback Editions

February 1998 : USA Paperback
Title: Very Last First Time (Aladdin Picture Books)
Author(s): Jan Andrews
ISBN: 0-689-81960-9 / 978-0-689-81960-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
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1993 : USA Paperback
Title: Very Last First Time
Author(s): Jan Andrews
ISBN: 0-02-179496-0 / 978-0-02-179496-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
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