The Eye of the Needle

The Eye of the Needle

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Overview

Sent out to hunt by his grandmother, hungry little Amik can't resist eating everything he catches. The more he catches, the more he eats, until he can no longer fit through the door of his grandmother's Yupik house in the Arctic. When his grandmother releases the magic in her ivory sewing needle, Amik finally learns the importance of sharing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882405353
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.79(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Teri Sloat is the author of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!," as well as the author and/or illustrator of many other books for children. A former teacher, she lives with her husband and their three children north of San Francisco.

Betty Huffmon was the first Yup'ik teacher in Alaska. She worked at the Bilingual Education Center in Bethel, and later directed the Bilingual/Bicultural Center after having been part of a team to make Yup'ik a first language in some of the delta schools and other villages in western Alaska. She also shared the tale for THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE with author/illustrator Teri Sloat.

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"An authentic, well-told, satisfying story, handsomely illustrated and produced." —- Kirkus Reviews

"[Sloat's] imaginatively composed pictures make the most of the story's comic possibilities." —- The New York Times Book Review

"Vigorous and accurate drawings animate the folktale and capture the sparse and rugged beauty of this remote arctic location."
                       —- Alaska magazine

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The Eye of the Needle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
marciaskidslit on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eye of the Needle is about greed, being selfish, and the importance of sharing. The young boy in the story is so hungry that he eats everything he hunts. Eventually he returns home with nothing. However, as folklore teaches, he does return with his entire catch, a feast large enough for the entire community. His punishment is that he is no longer hungry and can¿t partake and enjoy the fruits of his hunt.