The Giant Bear

giant_bear_thumbOne of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. Jose Angutinngurniq, a gifted storyteller and respected elder from Kugaaruk, Nunavut, brings to life a story of the great nanurluk that has been told in the Kugaaruk region for generations.

Written by Jose Angutinngurniq | Illustrated by Eva Widermann

May 2012

Paperback (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-271-0 | $10.95| 8″ x 10″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Nanurluk Paperback (Inuinnaqtun) ISBN: 978-1-927095-25-6 | $13.95 Paperback

Nanurluk Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-07-2 | $13.95 | Paperback

L’ours géant: un conte inuit Paperback (French) ISBN: 978-1-927095-70-6 | $9.95 | Paperback

Ages 7–9


“. . . The Giant Bear is outstanding. The depth of its content and its ready-made connections to a science curriculum make it a fine addition to any library.” — AICL

“. . . [T]he illustrations had a lot of detail in them and the colours of the illustrations went really well with the story. This book is a good choice for anyone who wants to learn more about the Arctic and folktales.” — Canadian Teacher Magazine