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James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends

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Houston made his first journey to the Canadian Arctic in 1948 in search of a new land to paint. Four of his exciting Inuit folk tales--Akavak, Tiktaliktak, The White Archer, and Wolf Run--are collected for the first time in one beautiful volume. Illustrations.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Shannon Latour
Mar 03, 2016 Shannon Latour rated it it was amazing
This book is one of those gems that you don't even want to dog-ear the pages - for fear of ruining it. It was simply beautiful! The four unforgettable stories are written with a quiet respect for those living in the most harsh of environments - the white, frozen desert of the north. James Houston was actually born in Toronto - but lived up north in the 1950's (after WWII) learning from the Inuit and spending time sketching the people & landscape. He then set out to tell the rest of the world ...more
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Jan 24, 2016 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inuit, legends
I enjoyed reading these legends from another culture.
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James Archibald Houston was a Canadian artist, designer, children's author and film-maker who played an important role in the recognition of Inuit art and introduced printmaking to the Inuit.

[Note: because there are several authors named 'James Houston', these books have been listed using Houston's middle name].

For more information, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ar...
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