Arctic Adventures: Tales from the Lives of Inuit Artists, By Raquel Rivera and Jirina Marton
One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an icebert that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of a nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he uses his quick thinking and excellent hunting skills to hatch a plan to outsmart the deadly bear. Gr.2-6
FICTION:Simon would rather play his video game than learn how to build an igloo with his grandfather or listen to his grandmother's traditional stories, until a blizzard strands him with his grandparents and he learns the value of the "old ways.
Under the Ice by Rachel A. Qitsualik QIT In a moment of anger a grandmother wishes her grandson were taken away by a monster, but when the monster shows up and takes the boy the grandmother regrets her vicious wish.
Young Nukappia can't wait to get out to his family campsite on the shoreline. After spending all year in the south with his adoptive parents, Nukappia always looks forward to his summer visits with his birth family. After spending one night in town, Nukappia and his uncle Angu begin the long walk down the shore to the family summer campsite, where all of Nukappia's cousins and aunts and uncles are waiting for him. Gr.1-3
It is summertime, but Rabbit wants deep snow on the ground so that he can reach the tender tree shoots and leaves. But when he starts his special snow dance, he doesn't know when to stop and everything is covered almost to the top of the very tallest tree.