Sukaq and the Raven

Sukaq loves to drift off to sleep listening to his mother tell him stories. His favourite story is the tale of how a raven created the world. But this time, as his mother begins to tell the story and his eyelids become heavy, he is suddenly whisked away on the wings of the raven to ride along as the entire world is formed!

This traditional legend from Inuit storyteller Roy Goose is brought to life through co-author Kerry McCluskey’s jubilant retelling.

Written by Kerry McCluskey and Roy Goose | Illustrated by Soyeon Kim

Hardcover (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-139-3 | $16.95 | 9″ x 9″ | 36 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 5–7 | F&P Level M |

Paperback (Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-201-7 | $12.95 | 9″ x 9″ | 36 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 5–7 | F&P Level M |

Paperback (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-434-9 | $13.95 | 9″ x 9″ | 36 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 5–7 | F&P Level M |

Praise

“By telling an origin story with a little boy dreaming of accompanying the giant raven as it creates the universe brings the story from legend to something more personal and even bigger.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

“A creation story from the Indigenous people of Canada’s Northwest Territories is brought to life through the delicate illustrations of this bedtime story.”—Foreword Reviews

“[T]his story is distinctly Inuit while remaining understandable to everyone which makes it extremely useful in classrooms and libraries… I highly recommend this book given how the illustrations and story combine to create a book that is pleasing to readers of many ages.”—The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature

Awards

Selection – White Raven International Youth Library, 2018

Best Books for Kids and Teens – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2018