James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends

James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends

Book - 2006
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James Houston helped introduce Inuit culture to the world with his remarkable art and stories. Here are four of his exciting Inuit folk tales--"The White Archer", "Akavak," "Tikta'liktak" and "Wolf Run"--collected in one beautiful volume. "The White Archer" and "Tikta'liktak" were both named an Eskimo Legend CLA Book of the Year for Children in the 1960s.James Houston made his first journey to the Canadian Arctic in 1948 in search of a new land to paint. He lived with Inuit and Indian people in the Arctic for 12 years and grew to understand them and their way of life."Houston's knowledge of the Inuit people and their culture is astounding. And his description of the Arctic is both powerful and sometimes frightening--a cold, lonely world that can do strange things to men's minds." --Toronto StarAges 8 and up
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
ISBN: 9780152059309
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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