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Nutshimit: In the Woods

By: Melissa Mollen Dupuis
Illustrated by: Elise Gravel
  • ISBN 9781039701809, Hardback
  • 88 Pages | Ages 6 - 8

In this immersive first-person account, Innu author Melissa Mollen Dupuis teams up with award-winning author and illustrator Elise Gravel to take readers on a journey through Innu culture, from creation legends to life today.

The Innu word Nutshimit signifies the physical and social space to practice traditional activities and language. Join author Melissa Mollen Dupuis on a guided walk deep through the forest to learn some of the rich culture of the Innu people.

Readers will discover the importance of natural world and learn a few Innu words along the way. Thoughtfully brought to life by Elise Gravel’s signature comic style illustrations, Melissa’s colloquial narrative and anecdotes detailing her lived experiences offer a deeply personal look at Innu life.

Rights Sold

French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • A multi-sensory forest bath in book form!
  • Children learn Innu nature vocabulary through anecdotes from author’s lived experiences.
  • Populated with Elise Gravel’s hilarious characters and plenty of fun details.


  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2024
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2024