The Raven and The Loon


ᐅᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑐᓗᒐᖅ ᑑᒡᓕᓪᓗ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᖅᑑᒃ ᓱᓗᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᖅᓴᖅᑖᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ, ᑎᖕᒥᐊᓂᒃ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᖅᓴᖃᓕᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥᒃ.

In the time before animals were as they are today, Raven and Loon were both white. Their feathers had no colour at all. Raven spent his days swooping through the sky trying to fight off his incessant boredom, while loon spent her days in her iglu working away on her sewing. One day, too bored to even fly, Raven visited Loon and suggested a sewing game that would give their feathers some much-needed colour. The results—not at all what the two birds expected—led to Raven and Loon acquiring their now-familiar coats.

Written by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley | Illustrated by Kim Smith

Paperback (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-270-3 | $12.95 | 9″ x 7″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

ᑐᓗᒐᖅ ᑑᓪᓕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓗ Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-51-5 | $9.95 | 9″ x 7″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 3–5 | F&P Level L


“Folklore invitingly told and presented for a young audience.” — Kirkus Reviews

“With its significant potential for generating discussion, this is a perfect book for school and library settings.” — Quill & Quire


2014 Choice for CCBC Annual Best-of-the-Year Book List