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Arctic Stories

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Ten-year-old Agatha, an Inuit girl, is the reluctant heroine in this tapestry of Arctic tales set in the 1950s. Each tale has its origins in Kusugak’s own childhood experiences.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Annick Press
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Courtney
Arctic stories is a group of stories about growing up in the arctic north in 1958. Most of the stories are based on events the author remembers from childhood - when the priest of the residential school was showing off his skating skills and fell through the ice, and when an airship flew over the town and accidentally terrified everyone. Read about visiting whales, and friendly ravens. This book is definitely worth a look - even if only to see the beautiful illustrations!
Golden Secondary School
Arctic Stories contains three stories set in 1958 depicting a year in the life of 10-year old Agatha, an Inuit girl living in the arctic north.

The author uses his own childhood memories to vividly depict Agatha’s world and culture. The colourful, detailed illustrations perfectly complement these stories of Inuit life in the north.

Suggested ages: 6 to 126

Review written by Ms. Nagao.
Dennis Liverani
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Cool story about growing up in the north Arctic region. Not to often do we hear stories or the type of life style one can endure in the arctic region. These stories are based off of the authors experiences growing up.
Elizabeth
Three stories, each with full-page illustrations facing full pages of text, so for older readers, but probably not too old.

The stories follow Agatha in Repulse Bay in 1958. Though she is a fictional character, her experiences are based on Michael's own experiences (as well as that of his grandmother in one of them), including his experience being taken to a residential school in 1954,
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