On the 2014 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
In The Legend of Thunder and Lightning, a traditional legend
that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries,
two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers.
In this tale of guilt and consequence, the actions of the two
children lead them to flee punishment by escaping to the sky as
thunder and lightning.
This beautifully illustrated traditional legend weaves together
elements of an origin story and a traditional cautionary tale,
giving young readers an accessible window into centuries-old Inuit
mythology that is specific to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.