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On the Shoulder of a Giant wins Inkspokes Select Books Award

On the Shoulder of a Giant has been recognized with an Inkspokes Select Book Award in the Picture Books category! Focused on independent and small-press works, the award honours books that “bring us a fresh way of looking at our world, they remind us of ...

Review of On the Shoulder of a Giant

On the Shoulder of a Giant is reviewed on the blog Waking Brain Cells! “One huge giant and one little man create a great story together and one that can nicely be shared aloud.” Read the full review here. ...

Inkspokes reviews On the Shoulder of a Giant: “A work of art”

Inkspokes has published a fantastic review of On the Shoulder of a Giant. Says reviewer Nelson Suit: “Though presented as a picture book, On the Shoulder of a Giant is a book that transports you – yes, to a place far north in the Arctic tundra, a ...

School Library Journal reviews On the Shoulder of a Giant

The blog of School Library Journal has posted a great review of On the Shoulder of a Giant! Says reviewer Elizabeth Bird: “There’s nothing on my library shelves that sounds or feels or looks quite like this book. It could well be the poster child for the ...

On the Shoulder of a Giant

Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to travel across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes with ease. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days. But being so big, and travelling ...

Starred review for On the Shoulder of a Giant

Publishers Weekly gave On the Shoulder of a Giant a starred review in their latest issue, saying: “[Illustrator Jim] Nelson’s richly developed artwork playfully emphasizes the hunter’s plight while making it clear that the giant is friendly and caring…A good pick for readers eager to learn about ...

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson is a freelance artist based in Chicago, Illinois. He has a lifelong interest in myths, legends, and the fantastic. Illustrated by Jim Nelson: The Gnawer of Rocks (forthcoming Fall 2017) On the Shoulder of a Giant ...

Neil Christopher

Neil Christopher is an educator, author, and filmmaker. He first moved to the North many years ago to help start a high school program in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. It was those students who first introduced Neil to the mythical inhabitants from Inuit traditional stories. ...