Interesting Inuit Tales for Young Kids to Read

Inuit Tales for Young Kids to Read

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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.



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

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