The Legend of Lightning and Thunder

9781927095287In The Legend of Lightning and Thunder, a traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers, and inadvertently introduce lightning and thunder into the world. This beautifully illustrated traditional legend weaves together elements of an origin story and a traditional cautionary tale, giving young readers an accessible window into centuries-old Inuit mythology that is specific to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.

Written by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt | Illustrated by Jo Rioux

May 2013

Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-927095-28-7 | $16.95 | 7″ x 10.5″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

ᐅᓂᑉᑳᖅᑐᐊᖅ ᐅᒃᑳᓕᔮᖅ ᑲᓪᓗᒡᓗ Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-29-4 | $10.95 | 7″ x 10.5″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 5–7


“Highly recommended for elementary school and public libraries . . . . 4 stars out of 4.” — The Deakin Review

“. . . [C]larity and richness of Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt’s story easily and eloquently tells the legend.” — CanLit for Little Canadians


2014 Finalist for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award

2014 Finalist for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award