On Sale: May 1, 2018
Featuring: Kitmesuk; Teragloona; Boy
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The Arctic region of North America is a land of long days,
icy cold, hardy people and peculiar creatures. The Inuit
people there have made traditional use of remarkable folk
tales to find truth and explain the mysteries of an
In Fish-Boy: An Inuit Folk Tale, Vanita Oelschlager retells
a tale passed down by a wise old Inuit. It's an origin story
involving a little magic and a very odd boy with a large
heart for friendship. On a journey with his new father, he
must confront misfortune and the malice of cold hearted
villagers. But he has a way...and a lesson for all in the
virtues of kindness and hospitality.
Here then, is high praise for the tale-tellers: for the
richness, diversity and creativity they send from the top of
the world- and so, also Fish Boy, An Inuit Folk Tale, retold
here and lavishly illustrated for a new generation. After
all, that is how ancient folk tales and truth live on in the
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