The image of a traditional Inuit stone structure, or inuksuk, silhouetted against an Arctic sky, is a common symbol in the Far North. Yet, for many people, the purpose of the inuksuk remains a mystery.
An inuksuk is a stone structure that can communicate knowledge essential for survival to an Arctic traveller. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) are found throughout the Arctic areas of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland.
In The Inuksuk Book, artist and children’s author Mary Wallace, in consultation with Inuit elders and other noted experts, gives a fascinating introduction in words, pictures, and paintings to the many forms of the inuksuk structure and its unique place in Inuit life and culture.
Inuksuit take on many forms, the most recognized being the inunnguaq ("like a person"), which is built in the shape of a human. Mary Wallace explains ten of the major types of inuksuit while archival photographs and exquisite silk paintings bring these shapes to life.
|Series:||Wow Canada! Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)|
|Lexile:||1060L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||9 Years|
About the Author
Mary Wallace is an award-winning writer, teacher, artist and author of Make Your Own Inuksuk.