Missuk's Snow Geese

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In the land under the Northern lights, a little girl dreams of carving snow geese out of soapstone, just like her father. He promises that he’ll teach her when he returns from his hunt, so Missuk goes out to play in the snow, hoping to forget her worry that she lacks his skill as a carver. Then, when a terrifying storm blows in, Missuk has something far worse to worry about: Will her father return from his hunt? This tender story, beautifully portrayed in poetic text and exquisite watercolor illustrations, ...

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Overview

In the land under the Northern lights, a little girl dreams of carving snow geese out of soapstone, just like her father. He promises that he’ll teach her when he returns from his hunt, so Missuk goes out to play in the snow, hoping to forget her worry that she lacks his skill as a carver. Then, when a terrifying storm blows in, Missuk has something far worse to worry about: Will her father return from his hunt? This tender story, beautifully portrayed in poetic text and exquisite watercolor illustrations, resonates with readers young and old.

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In this gentle far North tale, a father departs by dog sled to hunt caribou. His young daughter busies herself at home, sewing a sealskin mitten like her mother. More passionately, emulating her father, she tries to carve a snow goose of soapstone, using her own ulu knife. Failing to "find the graceful bird in the stone," Missuk leaves the igloo for the snowy landscape, where there is a hint of spring. As the returning snow geese fly above, Missuk—for hours—makes bird imprints in the snow with her bundled body. (Readers will correlate these with "snow angels.") Safely home and abed as a storm blows in, Missuk dream-worries about her father. Families will relish this simple telling's child-empowering ending: The next day, father recounts how "a trail of goose shapes" led him home. Côté's watercolor-wash and charcoal pictures warmly illuminate the family's emotional connection against a harshly beautiful landscape that teems with wildlife. Employing her signature stylized white faces, she adds ochre-washed cheeks to telegraph the First Nations family's ethnicity. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894965828
  • Publisher: Simply Read Books
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Pages: 36
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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