Grandmother Ptarmigan by Qaunaq MikkigakGrandmother Ptarmigan by Qaunaq Mikkigak

Grandmother Ptarmigan

byQaunaq Mikkigak, Joanne SchwartzIllustratorQin Leng

Hardcover | October 18, 2013

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It's bedtime for baby ptarmigan, but he will not go to sleep. So his grandmother decides to tell him a bedtime story that he will never forget.
With delightful illustrations by Qin Leng, this nursery rhyme?inspired rendition of a traditional Inuit origin tale is perfect for the youngest of children.

"The text is simple and direct, as you would expect in a traditional tale. These authentic words capture our attention and encourage us to feel sympathy for Grandmother Ptarmigan who cannot get her grandchild to go to sleep. The illustrations are also straightforward. Most of the pictures include just the birds and the nest, shown in a clear and affecting manner. In a few cases, there are some indications that this tale is taking place in the north, such as including an igloo in the background. Both the words and the illustrations can open discussions about the north, the types of animals, building materials and weather. Grandmother Ptarmigan deserves a place with Aesop's fables and fables of all types. Another wonderful book from Inhabit Media.
Highly Recommended."
-- CM Magazine

Qaunaq Mikkigak is an elder, artist, and throat singer from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. She was born in 1932 in the Cape Dorset area and grew up on the land in a traditional Inuit community. She was featured in the books Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset and Cape Dorset Sculpture. In 2011 she collaborated with author Joanne Schwar...
Title:Grandmother PtarmiganFormat:HardcoverDimensions:24 pages, 7.75 × 7.8 × 0.3 inPublished:October 18, 2013Publisher:Inhabit Media Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927095522

ISBN - 13:9781927095522