Frozen Land

Frozen Land

by Jan Reynolds
     
 

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Kenalogak, a young Inuit girl, is helping her father build an igloo. She and her family sleep in this ice home while they are hunting caribou, an animal very important to her people.

While Father is hunting and Mother is sewing coats of caribou skin, Kenalogak and her brother play games and go ice fishing. Inside the igloo at night Grandmother and Grandfather

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Kenalogak, a young Inuit girl, is helping her father build an igloo. She and her family sleep in this ice home while they are hunting caribou, an animal very important to her people.

While Father is hunting and Mother is sewing coats of caribou skin, Kenalogak and her brother play games and go ice fishing. Inside the igloo at night Grandmother and Grandfather lead the family in songs and dances. Kenalogak enjoys this time with her family, away from the village, learning the traditional ways of her people and their land.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
This book is part of the "Vanishing Cultures" series, which aims to give students the sense of traveling around the world. These books let readers view the indigenous cultures through the eyes of a child living in each specific environment. The author lived among the Inuit in their frozen land, capturing their world in words and photographs. Her photographs vividly show the landscape and activities as a realistic portrait of life in northern Canada. Reynolds straightforwardly addresses the way the Inuit people meet their needs and the threats to their future existence. We glimpse their world through the life of Kenalogak, a young Inuit girl who lives with her family on the desolate shores of Qamanituaq in Canada. She helps her father build an igloo for the family to live in when they are away from their village. She learns how to hunt caribou and becomes aware of the animals' vital importance in the lives of the Inuit. Her grandparents teach her their traditional songs and dances. Other books in this series include Amazon Basin, Down Under, Far North, Himalaya, Mongolia, and Sahara. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600601286
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Vanishing Cultures Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Reynolds is an award-winning author and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. All seven books in her Vanishing Cultures series of photo-essays for children were recognized as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Reynolds is also an avid skier, mountain climber, and adventurer. She holds the world record for women's high altitude skiing, was part of the first expedition to circumnavigate Mount Everest, and performed a solo crossing of the Himalayas. Reynolds lives with her family in Stowe, Vermont.

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