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Explore Inuit traditional story adaptations for young readers!

Explore Inuit traditional story adaptations for young readers!

ᖃᐅᔨᔪᒪᕙᒃᐱᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑕᑯᖅᑯᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᖅᐱᒋᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒦᖔᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᓂᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑎᑦ? ᑲᑎᖅᓱᒐᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᓂᒃ ᑐᖖᒐᕕᓖᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᕗᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᖕᓄᑦ!

Looking for a way to introduce young readers to traditional storytelling from the North? Our growing collection of traditional story adaptations are perfect for reading and sharing!

ᐅᑯᐊ ᒪᕐᕈᐃᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓖᑦ, ᑎᓯᔪᓂᒃ ᖄᓖᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖖᒍᐊᖃᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᑦ ᑕᑯᖅᑯᔾᔨᒋᐊᖖᒐᐅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕆᐅᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ. ᓴᓇᔭᐅᒋᐊᖖᒐᖅᑐᕕᓂᐅᒐᓗᐊᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᓇᓱᒃᑐᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᖓᖃᖖᒋᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔾᔪᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᑦ ᑐᖖᒐᕕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᔾᔨᕗᑦ:

  • ᒪᕐᕈᐃᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ (ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ ᖃᓕᐅᔮᖅᐸᐃᑎᑐᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᓪᓗ)
  • ᐱᔭᕐᓂᖅᑐᑦ, ᑐᑭᓯᔭᕐᓂᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓖᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖅᑕᖏᓪᓗ 2ᓂᑦ-3ᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓲᑎᒋᔪᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓕᑦ ᒪᑉᐱᒐᓕᒫᖏ.
  • ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒥᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕆᐅᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᖅᓰᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ.

These bilingual, hardcover picture books serve as a very early-level introduction to Inuit stories and mythology. Originally developed with the intention of helping teach Inuktitut as a second language, each traditional story adaptation includes:

  • Bilingual text (Inuktitut Roman orthography and English)
  • Simple, accessible language and vocabulary with only 2-3 sentences per page
  • Supportive and vibrant illustrations to keep early readers engaged

ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖏᓐᓇᕆᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᓂᐊᕋᕕᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᓕᒫᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᑦ!

Keep reading to learn more about all the titles in the collection!

The Story of the Lemming and the Owl
ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᐅᒃᐱᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᕕᖖᒐᕐᓗ • The Story of the Lemming and the Owl

ᐅᒃᐱᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᐅᖅᓵᖅᑐᓂ ᓂᕆᓂᐊᕋᒥᐅᒃ ᐊᕕᖖᒐᖅ. ᐊᕕᖖᒐᕐᓕ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓯᓚᑦᑑᒐᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓯᓚᐃᕐᕆᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᕐᒥᐅᒃ ᐱᒃᑯᓪᓕᕈᓗᒃ ᐅᒃᐱᒡᔪᐊᖅ. ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᕕᖖᒐᖅ ᕿᒪᕉᑎᔪᓐᓇᖅᐸ ᑎᓯᒥᓄᑦ?

An owl swoops down to eat the lemming for a snack. But the lemming is smart and has a plan to trick the boastful owl. How will the lemming escape into his den?

The Story of the Loon and the Raven
ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᑑᒡᓕᒃ ᑐᓗᒐᕐᓗ • The Story of the Loon and the Raven

ᑐᓗᒐᖅ ᑑᒡᓕᒡᓗ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕇᕐᔪᐊᒃ. ᐊᓐᓄᕋᔾᔨᐅᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓲᖑᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᑐᓗᒐᖅ ᕿᑲᕈᓐᓇᕋᓂ ᑑᒡᓕᐅᑉ ᓴᓐᓇᑎᓂᐊᕋᒥᐅᒃ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᖅᑖᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓄᑦ. ᑑᒡᓕ ᓂᖖᒐᒃᑐᓂ. ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕇᒃ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᓐᓃᖅᐸᑎᒃ?

Raven and Loon are best friends. They love to sew clothes for each other. But when Raven won’t hold still to be measured for a new coat Loon is making, Loon gets mad. What happens when these two friends disagree?

The Story of the Fox and the Wolf
ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᑎᕆᒐᓂᐊᖅ ᐊᒪᕈᕐᓗ • The Story of the Fox and the Wolf

ᐊᒪᕈᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᔪᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑎᕆᒐᓂᐊᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᐊᔪᐊᓘᕙᖕᒪᖔᑦ. ᑎᕆᒐᓂᐊᖅ ᐊᒪᕈᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᖓᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᕆᓪᓗᓂ. ᐊᒪᕈᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᑎᕆᒐᓂᐊᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᐊᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᓕᕐᓂᕋᖅᑐᓂ. ᑎᕆᒐᓂᐊᑉ ᐊᒪᕈᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᑎᑦᑐᓐᓇᖅᐸᐅᒃ ᐱᒃᑯᓪᓕᐅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᔪᑐᐊᖑᔪᓐᓃᕐᓗᓂᓗ?

Wolf wants to know how Fox catches so many fish. Fox thinks Wolf is trying to play a trick on him. Wolf claims he will catch many more fish than Fox ever could. Can Fox teach Wolf a lesson about being boastful and greedy?

The Great Giants of the Arctic
ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᑉ ᐃᓄᒃᐸᓱᒡᔪᐊᓗᖏᑦ • The Great Giants of the Arctic

ᐃᓕᑦᑎᒋᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᑉ ᐃᓄᒃᐸᓱᒡᔪᐊᓗᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᐸᓱᒃᓱᒃ, ᓄᕗᔭ, ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ. ᖃᓄᐃᒪᑦ ᓂᒋᕐᒦᖖᒑᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᓄᕆᑦ ᐅᖅᑰᓯᑎᑦᑎᕙᒃᐸᑦ ᓯᓚᒥᒃ? ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᓲᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᐸᓱᒡᔪᒃ ᕿᓚᖕᒦᑦᑐᖅ ᓂᖖᒐᒑᖓᑦ? ᑭᐅᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑎᑎᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ!

Learn all about the famous giants of the North, including Inukpasuksuk, Nuvuja, and others. Why do winds from the south bring warm weather? What happens when the giant in the sky gets upset? Get the answers to all these questions and more!

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