Jake can't wait for his uncle to meet Kamik, and to see what an obedient puppy he is becoming. Jake's uncle is a great musher, who has won many dog sledding races, and if Kamik is good enough, Jake hopes today might be the day that Kamik finally gets to run with a dog team!
Following Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story and Kamik's First Sled, Kamik Joins the Pack continues the story of Jake and his puppy Kamik as they learn from their elders everything they need to know to some day be part of a winning sled dog team.
“. . . [L]ove the present-day setting, and the significant role extended family members play in Jake’s life.”—American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)
“This book is very well-written and explains clearly to children that there is more involved with being a dog owner than just playing with them . . .”—CM Magazine
“Qin Leng uses the almost weightless touch of fountain brush and ink with high-contrast colours against the snowy background to keep the story graceful and self-assured . . .”—CanLit for Little Canadians
“The fundamentals of dog sledding emerge in this story of two youngsters, one a boy and the other a dog, eager to join the team and run.”—Kirkus Reviews
"[T]his story offers a refreshing and credible depiction of a moment in a contemporary Inuit boy’s life...Leng’s playful illustrations capture the snowy quiet of Jake’s walk through town and his puppy’s adoring devotion."—Booklist
- American Indians in Children's Literature's Best Books of 2016