James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends

James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends

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James Houston made his first journey to the Canadian Arctic in 1948 in search of a new land to paint. There he found a warm, friendly people living in a vast, cold, hauntingly beautiful world. He lived with the Inuit and Indian people in the Arctic and grew to understand them and their way of life. He also helped introduce Inuit culture to the world with his remarkable art and stories.

Here are four of his exciting Inuit folktales-- Akavak , Tiktaliktak , The White Archer , and Wolf Run --collected for the first time in one beautiful volume. Houston's striking illustrations for each story bring the Arctic and its people to life. This inspired collection is sure to fascinate readers of all ages.

Includes an introduction by Theodore Taylor.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
ISBN: 9780152059248
Branch Call Number: 398.20899712 H843
Characteristics: 268, [12] p. : ill.


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Jun 25, 2013

Houston is an amazing writer, and really brings the land and culture of the Inuit to life in his beautiful stories. Tiktaliktak has always been one of my favourite stories of all time. It is a story about isolation and despair in the northern tundra, but also about its beauty and of the beauty of reunion with family. These are simple and beautiful stories from a beautiful and simpler place.

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