Siuluk is a very strong man. He’s so strong that people tell him he must be the last of the Tuniit, friendly giants who once lived in the North. Just like those giants, Siuluk is so strong that he can carry an entire walrus over his shoulder.
But not everyone believes that Siuluk is strong. One day, when a group of men tease Siuluk about his size, he has to find a way to prove his strength once and for all—but how?
Based on traditional stories from the Chesterfield Inlet area of the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, this tale of Siuluk and his legendary strength will captivate young readers.
Written by Nadia Sammurtok | Illustrated by Rob Nix
Paperback (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-178-2 | $10.95 | 8″ x 9″ | 28 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 5–7 | F&P Level N |
Paperback (Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-158-4 | $12.95 | 8″ x 9″ | 28 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 5–7 | F&P Level N |
“The best part of this story is revealed in Nadia Sammurtok’s afterword in which she reveals that her father had been told as a child a story about a man purported to be the last of the Tuniit who’d allegedly lived close to Chesterfield Inlet in Nunavut.”—CanLit for Little Canadians
“Sammurtok, an Inuit educator and writer originally from Rankin Inlet, employs a simple style of storytelling relatable for young readers.”—Quill and Quire
“Siuluk: The Last Tuniq is a simply told, well-illustrated tale that will definitely speak to children in terms of its intended focus – accepting others despite their differences.”—CM Magazine