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Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright is an illustrator living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He’s also known to dabble in the Dark Arts of animation.

Ava and the Little Folk
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Alan Neal
Artists:
Jonathan Wright
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

The most magical things can come in tiny packages! In the Arctic, tales of tiny people who live on the land abound. This children's story follows the adventures of an orphan named Ava who is left to fend for himself by the adults in his village. One day, cold and alone, Ava stumbles upon a group of magical dwarves who finally show him how it feels to have a home of his own.

Reviews
"Christopher, a researcher and publisher of Inuit legends and history, and Neal, a Canadian journalist, team up for a relatively lengthy, original story incorporating traditional Inuit characters and setting. Little Ava is alone and unwanted, an outcast orphan in his Arctic village. One day, he stumbles on a tiny, dwarflike man who takes Ava home to his group of family and friends (including sled dogs the size of squirrels). Ava learns that in this new world, time, size and shape can shift, according to one’s own perceptions and inner strength. He proves himself a worthy hunter, accepts the love and respect of his new family, and finds that he is now the same size as the tiny people, the Inugarulligaarjuit. Dreamy watercolor illustrations in muted tones show Ava’s growth from a cowering child to a brave and strong boy who can fight a lemming or a bear. The story is long for the picture-book format, but children who enjoy fairy and folk tales will find the story of Ava an unusual and compelling one. (author’s note, glossary, pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 6-9)" - Kirkus Review

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32 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Those That Cause Fear
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

This book introduces kids to the spine—tingling, hair—raising creatures found in Inuit myths. From the mahahaa, a fearsome creature that tickles people to death to the palraiyuk, a reptilian creature said to have six legs and the body of a snake.

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Wild Eggs
Artists:
Jonathan Wright
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7;

Akuluk is not excited about visiting her grandparents in Nunavut. She would rather head south for summer vacation, somewhere with roller coasters and cotton candy. There can't be much to do way up there, Akuluk figures. But as soon as she steps off the plane and sees all the exciting animals that the tundra has to offer, Akuluk forgets all about her dreams of going south. On her first full day in Nunavut, she can't wait to travel out on the land with her grandfather to hunt for wild eggs.

As she learns about the different types of eggs, how to collect them properly, and the delicious meals that can be prepared with them, Akuluk knows that this is just the beginning of the exciting things she'll learn about the Arctic.

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36 pages | 8.50" x 8.50" | Paperback Edition Published: 2018

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