Lugiim Yuraa

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A charming children’s book about the return of traditional dancing to one Yup’ik village, Lugiim Yuraa (Lucy’s Dance), written in the Yup'ik language, tells the story of a little girl who is determined to help her grandfather demonstrate for the people of the town the beauty and complexity of old-style dancing. Threaded through the story are accounts of Yup’ik arts such as drumming, singing, and storytelling through dance, all brought to life with beautiful, full-color...

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Overview

A charming children’s book about the return of traditional dancing to one Yup’ik village, Lugiim Yuraa (Lucy’s Dance), written in the Yup'ik language, tells the story of a little girl who is determined to help her grandfather demonstrate for the people of the town the beauty and complexity of old-style dancing. Threaded through the story are accounts of Yup’ik arts such as drumming, singing, and storytelling through dance, all brought to life with beautiful, full-color illustrations. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602231283
  • Publisher: University of Alaska Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Deb Vanasse is the author of nine books.

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Lugiim Yuraa


By Deb Vanasse

University of Alaska Press

Copyright © 2011 University of Alaska Press
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-60223-128-3


Chapter One

Allrakuaqan kanaknerem anuqiin up'nerkaq tekiutaqaku, cenarmiut quyurtelallruut yurarnaluteng.

Tegganret niiraralallruut cauyalriit maliggluki. Tan'gaurluut ciisqumingqaluteng yuratullruut. Arnat yagiralallruut qaspertulurluteng nasqerruterturluteng-llu, aturluteng-llu yurarainanermeggni. Allanret avataitnek nunacuaraat tekitelallruut cikiutalgirluteng cikirnaluki ilateng yugnikek'ngateng-llu.

Tua-llu Kass'at tekilluteng piciryarartuumarmeng.

Taringumanrilamegteki yuraryaram cikiqengyaram-llu kangiit, yuut taqevkallruit.

Cauyait qemagtellruit yuarutetllu atuyuirulluki nalluyagulluki tuaten.

Allrakut amlleret kinguatgun, Lugiim apa'urlua kiimi niiraratulini cauyatuluni-llu ellillruuq. Iliikun qanemcitullruuq quyurtelallritnek, cauyalallratnek, atulallratnek, cikirilallratnek-llu.

Lugiiq kaigauq qanerluni, "Elitnaurnga. Elitnaurnga yuranermek."

Ap'aq ungaulugtuq. "Enrenka nell'ugturtut irugka-llu cagnerlutek." Taugaam Lugiim tangrraa iigkeni piyugteqsaaqucia.

"Ciin-gguq ataam yuraryaurtenricet'a?" Lugiim aanani aptelillinia. "Ciin yurarpanricet'a?"

"Yuut yuranermek nalluyagutellruut," Aaniin kiugaa, assalialiinanermini. Assaliarninariuq uitaviak.

Lugiim aanani maniitellrani Apii kelipaminek neremyalallranek yuurqaluaqanrit'lallranek-llu, Lugiim aaniin unategni perrirraarlukek qanercuutgun kelgiuq quyurucugniluki.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Lugiim Yuraa by Deb Vanasse Copyright © 2011 by University of Alaska Press. Excerpted by permission of University of Alaska Press. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Lugiim Yuraa
Deb Vanasse Nancy E. Slagle-aam tarenrillrua

Author's Note

Deb Vanasse is the author of nine books. Nancy E. Slagle is an artist who lives in Denver.

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