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Expected publication: May 1st 2018 by Vanita Books
Edition Language: English
BLURB: The Arctic region of North America is a land of long days, icy cold, hardy people and peculiar creatures. The Inuit people there have made traditional use of remarkable folk tales to find truth and explain the mysteries of an astonishing world.
In Fish-Boy, An Inuit Folk Tale, Vanita Oelschlager retells a tale passed down by a wise old Inuit. It's an origin story involving .
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My shelves: art-illustrated, netgalley, adventure, myth-and-legends, for-kids, folk-tale
An Inuit folktale where during an trade expedition, a wise old man begins to tell a story about why there are so many birds in a certain part of the islands. Here is narrated the tale of Fish-boy.
Lesson left by this story:
Respect for the elders - Teragloona. As source of wisdom and cultural heritage.
To opt for inclusion and against prejudices. As demostrated by Kitmesuk and his village. That even people with apparental disvantages can be very valuable and contribute to the community.
To value hospitality.
I really liked the style of the artwork, and the colors are fantastic.
I'd say this works for children over 8 years old maybe because of the language.
This is the kind of book that would acquire for my nephews.