Chroniques de l'Amautalik: Ogresse de la Mythologie Inuite is the French language edition of Inhabit Media's Stories of the Amautalik: fantastic beings from Inuit myths and legends first released in English in 2009. This French edition about the dreaded amautalik or ogress terrifies two Inuit communities, including five young but resourceful children. In this 44-page children's illustrated book these young adventurers are able to face one of the most frightening beings to roam the Arctic.
Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic introduces elementary-level readers to the huge, shy, powerful, ingenious race of Tuniit, the people who populated the Arctic even before the Inuit. The book describes the great impact these former giants of the Arctic had on some of the most well-known and practical aspects of Arctic life. By presenting the factual basis for many of the Inuit traditional beliefs about the Tuniit, this book provides readers with a blend of anthropology, history, and traditional knowledge.
On the Shoulder of a Giant: An Inuit Folktale is a picture book published by Inhabit Media, an Inuit-owned publishing company based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This traditional legend is retold by Neil Christopher and illustrated by Jim Nelson. In this story Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to walk across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days. But being so big, and traveling so far, Inukpak was often alone. Until one day when he came across a little hunter on the tundra.
The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra is an outstanding and spine-tingling book, when three children come face to face with one of the tundra’s most fearsome creatures: the amautalik. A huge and smelly ogress that loves nothing more than to kidnap children, an amautalik is one of the worst monsters a child can come up against. In order to escape the clutches of the frightful ogress, the children will have to outsmart her by thinking quickly. This revised edition, originally published as Stories of the Amautalik, shares two accounts about this dreaded ogress of the Arctic Region.
Long, long ago, living creatures could wear any shape they wished. Some flew to the Moon. Others dove to the bottom of the Sea. Animals could have any shape they wishes, so they chose whatever they thought was lovely. In The Walrus Who Escaped, young readers will discover a walrus with beautiful, spiralled tusks, not the long, straight tusks that we recognize today! When Raven comes across Walrus expertly diving for clams, she quickly becomes jealous of Walrus’s great clam-hunting skills.
In Arctic Waters by Laura Crawford is an engaging 32-page picture book about northern mammals such as polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The book is validated by the marine mammal specialist at the University of Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. The final pages introduce an Inuk hunter into the rhyme.
Unikkaaqatigiit: Arctic Weather and Climate Through the Eyes of Nunavut’s Children is an exciting fact-filled scrapbook of colour photographs, colour drawings, poems, and short stories about the climate written by elementary students from 11 Nunavut community schools. Published by Inhabit Media, this bilingual English and Inuktitut syllabics anthology will appeal to elementary students in southern Canada learning about the Inuit students' perspectives of their home communities.
Cradle Me celebrates Native American families and shows how they carry their babies. This 14-page board book features facial close-up photographs of 11 infants wrapped in various cradle styles. Star Bright Books published this board book with the advice of the National Indian Child Care Association. As the back cover indicates Native American families carried infants safely, comfortably, and close to mothers in cradle boards. Each cradle board is personalized and decorated according to tribal designs and materials.
Told from a Standing Rock Sioux point of view, Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story provides a unique perspective on American history. From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elk, Lakota medicine man who lived from 1863 to 1950, follows him from childhood through adulthood.
The Great Law Kayaneren'ko:wa inspired by the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace has just been published by Métis author David Bouchard's publishing company, MTW Publishers. This narrative poetry version of the Great Law of Peace is told through the words of Bouchard and accompanied by Tuscarora artist Raymond Skye's compelling artwork. This bilingual (Mohawk and English) version of the Great Law takes its rhyming scheme from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 poem, The Song of Hiawatha (a misappropriated name Longfellow attached to his borrowed character).