On The Shoulder Of A Giant by Neil ChristopherOn The Shoulder Of A Giant by Neil Christopher

On The Shoulder Of A Giant

byNeil ChristopherIllustratorJames Nelson

Hardcover | March 30, 2015

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This pan-Arctic Inuit legend, which tells the story of a friendly giant, is lightheartedly retold, featuring sweeping illustrations.

Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to walk across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days.

But being so big, and travelling so far, Inukpak was often alone. Until one day when he came across a little hunter on the tundra. Thinking that the hunter was a little boy alone on the land, Inukpak decided to adopt him. And so, from the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences the world from Inukpak's perspective.

Neil Christopher is an educator, author, and filmmaker. He first moved to the North many years ago to help start a high school program in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. It was those students who first introduced Neil to the mythical inhabitants from Inuit traditional stories. The time spent in Resolute Bay changed the course of Neil’s life. Si...
Title:On The Shoulder Of A GiantFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.3 inShipping dimensions:8 × 10 × 0.3 inPublished:March 30, 2015Publisher:Inhabit MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772270024

ISBN - 13:9781772270020

Appropriate for ages: 5


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Two Inuit Folktales with stunning illustrations. These two Inuit folktales are beautifully illustrated in picture book format. In the first book we meet a Giant who is gentle and adopts a human adult as his child and takes him on many adventures. In The Ogress of the Tundra we learn about the fearsome Amautalik, who kidnaps disobedient children. These would be a great addition to a school library curriculum in Native studies.
Date published: 2016-02-08

Editorial Reviews

Kids will readily warm to this gentle giant from the frozen North.