Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, The Blind Boy and the Loon is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge.
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book format that is suitable for all ages. A timeless tale stunningly told.
Written by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril | Illustrated by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Dan Gies
Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-927095-57-7 | $16.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 48 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
ᓱᕈᓯᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᖖᒋᑦᑐᖅ ᖃᖅᓴᐅᕐᓗ Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-81-2 | $9.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 48 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
“. . . [A]n accomplished and breath-taking rendition.” — CanLit for Little Canadians
“Part morality tale, part cultural history, part mythic testimony, Arnaquq-Baril’s epic rendering is both preservation and celebration of Native traditions.” — Book Dragon