Interesting Inuit Tales for Young Kids to Read

Inuit Tales for Young Kids to Read

This post contains affiliated links please see our Disclosure Policy.

Peakles and I are always interested in finding out about other cultures.  We love reading their stories and customs so here is our booklist which is all about Inuit Tales, focusing on the people who live in the Arctic Circle in Northern America.

inuit-tales

 

The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale  

by Lydia Dabcovich (Author, Illustrator)

An old woman adopts and raises a polar bear cub which grows up and provides for her.  She has had to send it away to save it from the jealous men of the village.  A thought provoking and interesting story which covers important issues of friendship and love, jealousy and persecution.  The vivid illustrations bring this story alive for both young and older children.

Kumak’s House: A Tale from the Far North

by Michael Bania (Author)

This series of wonderful books take place in the small Northwest Alaska village of Buckland.  Based on tales elders tell the young people all the time.  Kumak is a young Inuit boy who lives with his family in a little house on the edge of a frozen river.  Kumak feels that with several generations living there his comfortable home seems rather crowded.

Kumak’s Fish: A Tall Tale from the Far North

by Michael Bania (Author)

We join Kumak as he decides to go fishing on the first day of Spring.  It is a beautiful Arctic morning and Kumak looks at the sun rising over the frozen river.  Kumak and his family head for the fishing grounds and have  a mighty battle with a “whale-sized” fish!

Big Bear Little Brother

by Carl Norac Illustrated Kristin Oftedal

A simple tale of friendship between a lost little boy and a solitary polar bear.  When the Big Bear discovers a little boy lost in the frozen arctic winter, he decides to care for him.  Ultimately the friendship saves them both.

 

Winter and Holiday Children Story Book

Peakles and I are taking part in this wonderful series hosted by The Jenny Evolution.  Click on the image for more book lists all about Winter and Holidays.

WINTER Story Books JE

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

My New Stories

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings

GDPR

  • Cookies
  • Privacy Policy

Cookies

Here at Witty Hoots we value and protect your privacy. For full detailed information about how we use cookies, please visit our Cookie Policy page at www.wittyhoots.com/cms/cookie-policy.

Privacy Policy

Here at Witty Hoots we value and protect your privacy. For full details about our Privacy Policy and Data Protection please visit https://wittyhoots.com/cms/privacy-policy-and-data-protection