Grandmother Ptarmigan

preview_thumbIt’s bedtime for baby ptarmigan, but he will not go to sleep. So his grandmother decides to tell him a bedtime story that he will never forget.

With delightful illustrations by Qin Leng, this nursery rhyme–inspired rendition of a traditional Inuit origin tale is perfect for the youngest of children.

Written by Qaunaq Mikkigak and Joanne Schwartz | Illustrated by Qin Leng

November 2013

Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-927095-52-2 | $13.95 | 7.5″ x 7.5″ | 24 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

ᐊᓇᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᐊᕿᒡᒋᖅ Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-53-9 | $9.95 | 7.5″ x 7.5″ | 24 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 0-4


“A brief, illuminating glimpse into Inuit storytelling.” — Kirkus Reviews

“. . . [D]eceptively simple but effective illustrations . . .” — CanLit for Little Canadians

Grandmother Ptarmigan deserves a place with Aesop’s fables and fables of all types.” — CM Magazine


2014 Choice for CCBC Annual Best-of-the-Year List of Books for Children