The Legend of the Fogby Qaunaq Mikkigak, Joanne Schwartz, Danny Christopher
In this traditional Inuit story, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life or death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man’s quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process releases the first fog into the world. Written by Cape Dorset elder Qaunaq Mikkigak and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Awardnominated author Joanne Schwartz, this action-packed picture book brings a centuries-old traditional tale to life for modern readers.
- Inhabit Media Incorporated
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 8 Years
Read an Excerpt
"The turngaq's wife stepped into the raging water and started drinking.
Gulping quickly, she drank and drank. Still not able to cross the river, she drank some more. Finally, so full she could hardly move, she drank even more. And when she couldn't drink another drop, she drank again."
Meet the Author
Qaunaq Mikkigak is an elder, artist, and throat singer from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. She was featured in the books Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset and Cape Dorset Sculpture. Joanne Schwartz is a children’s librarian and the author of the children’s picture books City Alphabet, City Numbers, and Our Corner Grocery Store, which was nominated for the 2010 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She lives in Toronto. Danny Christopher is an illustrator and painter based in Toronto. A couple months a year in different communities in the arctic, he teaches for the NTEP program of Arctic College and the University of Regina.
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