The Orphan and the Polar Bear is a 32-page picture book from Inhabit Media written by Inuk storyteller SakiasiQaunaq and illustrated by Eva Widermann. In the world of Inuit traditional stories, animals and humans are not such different creatures. Animals can speak to, understand, and form relationships with humans. In The Orphan and the Polar Bear an orphaned boy who is abandoned on the sea ice by a group of cruel hunters is discovered and adopted by a polar bear elder. While living in the polar bear's village, the orphan learns many lessons about survival, but most importantly, he learns something about himself and his own place in the world. This traditional story is retold for contemporary audiences by Inuk elder SakiasiQaunaq. The colour, digital art created by Eva Widermann captures the details of the Arctic environment as well as the diversity of the people of this northern territory. She has clearly made every effort to work closely with the traditional storytellers making this picture book a welcome addition to all elementary collections. Highly recommended. Reading Level: 4.6.