Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails is a children's picture book by Inuit writer and storyteller Michael Kusugak. In this story, the reader meets a young Inuk girl named Kataujaq and her family. Kataujaq loves the changing seasons with all their variety. Readers ride along with Kataujaq as the family travels by dog team. In summer, Kataujaq goes out to pick tiny flowers for her mother, who cherishes them even after they have withered and died. Kataujaq learns many things by her mother's side. But one day, Kataujaq's mother gets sick and leaves for a southern hospital and never returns.
A Promise Is A Promise is the popular children's picture book by well-known children's author Robert Munsch and Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak. In this story Michael Kusugak and Robert Munsch collaborate by taking the mythical characters that live in the sea ice, the Qallupilluit, and create an adventure story about a young Inuit girl. Allashua does not listen to her mother's warnings about Qallupilluit. She convinces herself that these creatures, which are similar to trolls, are just stories her mother uses as a warning to keep away from the dangerous sea ice.
Who Wants Rocks? is a children's picture book by Inuit writer and storyteller Michael Kusugak. The author writes a timeless story with an environmental theme about a mountain and an prospector, named Old Joe. Drawing on the history of the Yukon Gold Rush period, Kusugak creates a memorable character who learns to appreciate the beauty of the natural environment. Old Joe is never successful in his prospecting career because every time he shouts, "Gold," prospectors from around the world converge on his mountain. There is never any gold left for Old Joe.
Arctic Stories is a children's picture book by well-known Inuit author Michael Kusugak. This paper edition book contains three stories set in Repulse Bay and each features a ten-year-old heroine, named Agatha. The author draws on his childhood memories of Repulse Bay for inspiration. Each story is richly detailed and is based on an experience from the author's childhood. In the first story, Agatha's community is besieged by a giant airship that looks to the people like a giant avataq, a sealskin float with fins.
This title is no longer available through GoodMinds.com. OUT OF PRINT Dancing Feathers is a novel for young adult readers based on the original concept developed for the Spirit Bay television series. The story features an eleven-year-old Ojibway girl named Tafia, who lives with her family on a fictional reserve north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. With powwow season approaching, Tafia's grandmother makes a jingle dress so Tafia can dance at the powwow. Tafia is uncertain if she even wants to dance in public.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. Dream Quest, written by Amy Jo Cooper, is two novellas for young adult readers based on the original concept developed for the Spirit Bay television series. The theme of the two stories is the dream or vision quest that marks an important transition from childhood to adult in Native cultures. The stories are set in a fictional Ojibway community north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. The hardcover edition of Hide and Sneak is currently available. Hide and Sneak is a children's picture book by well known Inuit writer and storyteller Michael Kusugak. In this story, the main character is a young girl named Allashua. She is not very good at playing hide and seek with her friends. She finds too many interesting animals and insects in her environment that draws her attention from the game. One day Allashua meets an Ijiraq, a hide and seek creature that helps children hide so well they are never found.
UNAVAILABLE Baseball Bats for Christmas, paper and hardcover editions are unavailable through GoodMinds.com Baseball Bats for Christmas is a children's picture book by well known Inuit author and storyteller Michael Kusugak. The author draws on an event from his childhood when he was seven and still lived in Repulse Bay. It is Christmas 1955 when an airplane arrives in the community and the pilot leaves behind six Christmas trees. Many of the children have never seen a Christmas tree; in fact there are no trees in their northern environment.