The Caterpillar Woman

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She felt like the butterflies she once danced with by her favourite lake, freed from her cocoon.”

Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar. Alone, and thinking that no one could ever love her because of how she looks, Piujuq does not return to her camp. Instead, she lives a lonely life on the tundra as a caterpillar. Until one day, when another stranger appears . . .

Based on traditional Inuit story, this tale of inner beauty, kindness, and magic is a perfect addition to any young reader’s bookshelf.

Written by Nadia Sammurtok | Illustrated by Carolyn Gan

June 2016

ISBN: 978-1-77227-083-9 | $16.95 | 9″ x 7″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Hardcover

ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᒥᖅᑯᓕᖏᐊᖅ ISBN: 978-1-77227-133-1 | $10.95 | Paperback

Ages 7–9