The Orphan And The Polar Bear (rankin) by Sakiasi QaunaqThe Orphan And The Polar Bear (rankin) by Sakiasi Qaunaq

The Orphan And The Polar Bear (rankin)

bySakiasi QaunaqIllustratorEva Widermann

Picture Books | April 13, 2015

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In the world of Inuit traditional stories, animals and humans are not such different creatures, and animals often have much to teach humans about the world.
In The Orphan and the Polar Bear, a little orphan who has been abandoned on the sea ice by a group of cruel hunters is discovered and adopted by a polar bear elder. While living in the bear's village, the orphan learns many lessons about survival and his own place in the world.
Retold for contemporary audiences by Inuit storyteller Sakiasi Qaunaq and illustrated by internationally renowned artist Eva Widermann, The Orphan and the Polar Bear makes this beautiful traditional tale widely accessible for the first time.

Sakiasi Qaunaq was born in 1942, at Alangnarjuk, a campsite near Igloolik, but has lived most of his life in the Arctic Bay area. His grandmother told him stories as a child-including The Orphan and the Polar Bear-and fostered in him a love for traditional legends that persists to this day. In his youth the stories were told for entert...
Title:The Orphan And The Polar Bear (rankin)Format:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.2 inShipping dimensions:8 × 10 × 0.2 inPublished:April 13, 2015Publisher:Inhabit MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772270326

ISBN - 13:9781772270327

Appropriate for ages: 6


Editorial Reviews

"[T]he folkloric narrative and lush artwork command attention"