Curse of the Shaman: A Marble Island Story

Paperback | July 24, 2006

byMichael Kusugak

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Sometimes even shamans get cranky. That was baby Wolverine’smisfortune—to be cursed by an out-of-sorts shaman frustrated by his own babydaughter’s incessant crying. Not only has shaman Paaliaq forbidden the futuremarriage of Wolverine to Breath, Paaliaq’s beautiful but teary baby girl, hehas cursed Wolverine, banishing him when he becomes a young man. And even when acontrite Paaliaq later revokes the curse, the shaman’s even crankier magicanimal will not. Now Wolverine finds himself stranded on a barren island, lockedin a life-or-death struggle to return to his home, his family and a very specialyoung girl.

Michael Kusugak, consummate storyteller and bestselling author,conjures up an Inuit tale of adventure, perseverance and first-time love shotthrough with humanity and humour. This is a story perfect for its pre-teen and’tween audience, where even the strong and the mighty have bad days, the bullygets his due and a dream can come true.

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Sometimes even shamans get cranky. That was baby Wolverine’smisfortune—to be cursed by an out-of-sorts shaman frustrated by his own babydaughter’s incessant crying. Not only has shaman Paaliaq forbidden the futuremarriage of Wolverine to Breath, Paaliaq’s beautiful but teary baby girl, hehas cursed Wolverine, banishing him when he beco...

MICHAEL KUSUGAK grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Nunavut).During his childhood, his family travelled by dog sled, living a traditionalInuit lifestyle. He is the author of seven picture books, including NorthernLights: The Soccer Trails, winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award; Hide andSeek; My Arctic 1, 2, 3; and Baseball Bats for Christmas;...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 24, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006395120

ISBN - 13:9780006395126

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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