The Orphan and the Polar Bear

book-web-orphan-and-polar-bear-coverᐅᕙᓂ ᐃᓕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᓇᓄᕐᓗ, ᐃᓕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᓄᑲᑉᐱᐊᖅ ᐃᒃᓯᖕᓇᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᑯᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓖᔭᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑎᒍᐊᖅᑖᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᓇᓄᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓐᓈᓗᖕᒧᑦ. ᓇᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖕᒐᓐᓂᒥᐅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᐃᓕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖅᐹᖅ, ᐃᓕᑕᖓ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᕐᓗ ᐃᓂᖃᕐᒪᖔᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖅ − ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᑭᐊᓯ ᖃᐅᓐᓇᕐᒧᑦ − ᑖᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᕐᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᖅᑐᐊᓗᖕᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ.

In The Orphan and the Polar Bear, an orphaned boy who is abandoned on the sea ice by a group of cruel hunters is discovered and adopted by a polar bear elder. While living in the polar bear’s village, the orphan learns many lessons about survival, but most importantly, he learns something about himself and his own place in the world. This book—retold by Inuit elder Sakiasi Qaunaq—makes this beautiful traditional tale widely accessible for the first time.

Written by Sakiasi Qaunaq | Illustrated by Eva Widermann

Paperback (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-229-1 | $10.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

ᐃᓕᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᓇᓄᕐᓗ Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-926569-42-0 | $12.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Le petit orphelin et l’ours polaire Paperback (French) ISBN: 978-1-927095-60-7 | $10.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 5–7 | F&P Level P