Baseball Bats for Christmas

byMichael Arvaarluk KusugakIllustratorVladyana Krykorka

September 12, 2017|
Baseball Bats for Christmas by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak
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An authentic tale about children living in the Arctic by one of the most acclaimed Inuit storytellers.

Life in the high Arctic is beautifully captured in this classic picture book by award-winning Inuit author Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak. The year is 1955 and Arvaarluk and his friends watch as Rocky Parsons lands his plane on the ice in Repulse Bay, a tiny community “smack dab on the Arctic Circle.”  Having never seen trees before, the children try to guess what the six green spindly things are that Rocky delivers. One of the boys has a brilliant idea: why not use them as baseball bats?  Full of vibrant, richly-colored illustrations, this story gives young readers ages 5 to 8 a glimpse into a time, place, and culture that may be new to them.  The Arctic way of life is realistically portrayed by the author, whose narrative voice resonates with the lilt of his native language, Inuktitut.

Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak is an Inuk storyteller who grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Naujaat, Nunavut). During his childhood, his family traveled by dog sled, living a traditional Inuit lifestyle. He is the author of many picture books, including Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails, winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award. He won the Vicky M...
Title:Baseball Bats for Christmas
Product dimensions:24 pages, 10.5 X 8.5 X 0.1 in
Shipping dimensions:24 pages, 10.5 X 8.5 X 0.1 in
Published:September 12, 2017
Publisher:Annick Press
Appropriate for ages:7
ISBN - 13:9781554519286

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