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Sakiasi Qaunaq

Sakiasi Qaunaq was born in 1942, at Alangnarjuk, a campsite near Igloolik, but has lived most of his life in the Arctic Bay area. His grandmother told him stories as a child --including The Orphan and the Polar Bear-- and fostered in him a love for traditional legends that persists to this day. In his youth the stories were told for entertainment, but today he feels their re-telling is crucial to sustaining Inuit traditions and culture.

Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: The Orphan and the Polar Bear
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

An orphaned boy abandoned on the sea ice by a cruel hunter is adopted by a polar bear elder, who teaches him the skills he needs to survive.

This big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. The Orphan and the Polar Bear is a Level 11 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. The Orphan and the Polar Bear's F&P Level is P.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

Additional Information
32 pages | 18.00" x 14.40"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
$23.95

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