In this Inuit tale, the actions of a hare and a fox change the Arctic forever by creating day and night. In very early times, there was no night or day and words spoken by chance could become real. Wh
In this Inuit tale, the actions of a hare and a fox change the Arctic forever by creating day and night.
In very early times, there was no night or day and words spoken by chance could become real. When a hare and a fox meet and express their longing for light and darkness, their words are too powerful to be denied.
Passed orally from storyteller to storyteller for hundreds of years, this beautifully illustrated story weaves together elements of an origin story and a traditional animal tale, giving young readers a window into Inuit mythology.
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"Spare and beautiful.
— Kirkus Starred Review
"A well-written and illustrated tale. . . The Origin of Day and Night is most entertaining, and a story with a message about people getting along and understanding the other very well. The story is perfect for children aged 4 to 9 or so, of all nationalities.
RATING: 4 BOOKMARKS out of 5"
— Shelf Life magazine
"A simple story told with mighty text and illustrations, The Origin of Day and Night enlightens about beginnings, people and place."
— CanLit for Little Canadians
"A picture book you absolutely must see to believe — the illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and shouldn't be missed.
— Raincity Librarian
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On the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award shortlist
Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards - Shining Willow Award finalist 2019