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Author: Blanc, Mike
Number Of Pages: 42
Release Date: 01-05-2018
Details: Product Description
The Arctic region of North America is a land of long days, icy cold, hardy people and peculiar creatures. The Inuit people there have made traditional use of remarkable folk tales to find truth and explain the mysteries of an astonishing world.
In Fish-Boy: An Inuit Folk Tale, Vanita Oelschlager retells a tale passed down by a wise old Inuit. It's an origin story involving a little magic and a very odd boy with a large heart for friendship. On a journey with his new father, he must confront misfortune and the malice of cold hearted villagers. But he has a way...and a lesson for all in the virtues of kindness and hospitality.
Here then, is high praise for the tale-tellers: for the richness, diversity and creativity they send from the top of the world- and so, also Fish Boy, An Inuit Folk Tale, retold here and lavishly illustrated for a new generation. After all, that is how ancient folk tales and truth live on in the telling.
About the Author
Vanita Oelschlager has written 30 books for children and adults. Prior to her publishing and writing career, Vanita taught school for 19 years. She and her husband Jim received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2006, and were honored with the 2016 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. Vanita was named National Volunteer of the Year by the MS society in 2008 and honored as 2009 Woman Philanthropist of the Year by the Summit County United Way. She and here husband Jim were just honored with the 2016 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. In May 2011, Vanita received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from University of Mount Union and in 2014 she was named one of the Women Trailblazers by the Multicultural Center at the University of Akron. Vanita and her team help young budding authors and illustrators write and illustrate their own books with the LeBron James Foundation's Promise Authors program in Ohio.
Mike Blanc is an award-winning illustrator of children’s literature. Titles with author Vanita Oelschlager include The Gandy Dancers and Work Songs from the American Railroad, Postcards from a War, The Pullman Porters: An American Journey, and Bonyo Bonyo: The True Story of a Brave Boy from Kenya, created with associate artist Kristin Blackwood. Cimarron Girl: The Dust Bowl Years of Abigail Brubaker, is Mike’s first authored book.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
But wise old Teragloona laughed and shrugged his shoulders. Long years he had lived on the coast of the Arctic. All nature told him things. If the shore would not guide him in his course, the stars beckoned to him or the wind blew him. He told the men to row into the fog as though there was not a cloud in the sky. Because Teragloona knew these waters I lost my fear.
Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches