The Legend of the Fog

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ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᕝᕙᓂ, ᐱᓲᔭᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᐃᓐᓇᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᖁᑲᓴᖕᓇᖅᑐᒃᑰᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑖᔅᓱᒧᖓ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᖑᒻᒧᑦ. ᐊᖅᑯᓵᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᒃᐸᓱᒡᔪᖕᒥᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᑎᔪᒪᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᐆᑦᑎᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᓂᕆᔪᒪᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᑲᐅᖅᑐᕋᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᑕᐅᖖᒋᖦᖢᓂ ᑖᔅᓱᒧᖓ ᐃᓄᒃᐸᓱᒡᔪᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᖏᓪᓗ, ᐱᓕᕆᑎᓪᓗᒍᓗ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᑕᒃᓯᖅ ᐊᓂᑎᖦᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᓯᓚᒧᑦ. ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑖᔅᓱᒧᖓ ᑭᖖᒐᕐᒥᐅᑕᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᕆᔭᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᒥᒃᑭᒐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒥᐅᕆᓕᓐ ᐸᐃᓕ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ−ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎ ᔪᐊᓐ ᓱᐊᕐᑦᔅ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᓕᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐃᒻᒪᕐᓂᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖑᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒦ.

In this traditional Inuit story, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life-or-death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man’s quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process, releases the first fog into the world. Written by Cape Dorset elder Qaunaq Mikkigak and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award–nominated author Joanne Schwartz, this action-packed picture book brings a centuries-old traditional tale to life.

Written by Qaunaq Mikkigak and Joanne Schwartz |Illustrated by Danny Christopher

Paperback (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-136-2 | $10.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level Q |

Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-05-8 | $13.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level Q |

Praise

“The prose has numerous poetic touches that complement the grim illustrations . . .”—★ Quill & Quire, STARRED review

Awards

Short-listed – Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, 2012