Kaugjagjuk by Marion LewisKaugjagjuk by Marion Lewis


byMarion Lewis, Kim Smith

Hardcover | October 14, 2011

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The legend of Kaugjagjuk--a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself with a little help from the Man of the Moon--is a traditional Inuit tale told throughout the Arctic.

Re-imagined for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis, and brought to life by Kim Smith's beautiful illustrations, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers a chance to experience this traditional tale that has been carefully passed from storyteller to storyteller for generations.

Marion Lewis was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She has lived in communities throughout the Arctic including Qikitarjuaq, Watson Lake Yukon, and Inuvik. Marion was introduced to the imaginative and beautiful world of Inuit traditional stories while studying at the Nunavut Teacher Education Program in Iqaluit. That introduction sparked Mario...
Title:KaugjagjukFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.3 inPublished:October 14, 2011Publisher:Inhabit MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926569393

ISBN - 13:9781926569390


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great story with amazing illustrations.
Date published: 2017-12-04

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Kaugjagjuk was too stunned to speak. He stood like a stone figurine, clutching his little sister at his side. The two children stared at the deep icy gash of water that separated them from their parents. For many moments, Kaugjagjuk was unsure of what to do or say. He opened his mouth to speak but no words came out. His lips formed an empty circle. Amid the sounds of the seagulls, the distant weeping of his mother could be heard: "Taqqiq, the Man of the Moon, is watching over you and knows when to help you! Do whatever he tells you to do, Kaugjagjuk!"