The Shaman's Nephew: A Life in the Far North

The Shaman's Nephew: A Life in the Far North


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The Shaman's Nephew: A Life in the Far North by Simon Tookoome, Sheldon Obrman

When Jewish author/storyteller Sheldon Oberman met Inuit artist/hunter Simon Tookoome, he knew the encounter was special. Still, he had no idea their meeting would result in an amazing collaboration that would span a decade. Through the use of many tape recordings and translations, Sheldon has painstakingly woven the threads of a remarkable man's life into a book for all to treasure. With Tookoome's drawings to enhance the text, Oberman has managed to express the cadence and voice of one of the last of the Inuit to live the traditional nomadic life in the Arctic. The Shaman's Nephew magically transports readers to a cold climate that warms and grows more familiar with every turn of the page.

Shortlisted, Governor General's Award 2000

Norma Fleck Award 2000

Parent's Choice Silver Honor Winner 2000 The Parent's Council, Select Title

2002 Red Cedar Award,
Non-Fiction Nominee

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773761896
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 12/01/2000
Pages: 55
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Simon Tookoome is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.

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