The Fox Wife

ᑐᖖᒐᕕᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔫᑉ ᐱᑐᕆᔅ ᑎᐊᕐ ᐃᖖᒋᐅᑎᑦᑎᐊᕚᓗᐊᓂᑦ “ᑎᕆᒐᓂᐊᖅ,” ᕿᒥᕐᕈᐊᒐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᖃᓕᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖏᓐᓃᖖᒑᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑑᓕᖅᑐᓄᑦ.

One cloudless night, a fox falls to earth and comes across a family of humans. As the seasons change and they move their camp, she follows them, growing ever more intrigued by human ways—and especially by the oldest son, Irniq.

When Irniq grows older and sets out hunting on his own, he is surprised to enter his tent one day and find the lamp lit, the tea made‚ and a strange woman who says she is his wife. Tired of being alone, Irniq welcomes the woman. But soon he grows curious and cannot stop himself from asking too many questions.

Based on award-winning musician Beatrice Deer’s powerful song Fox, this graphic novel reinterprets a traditional Inuit story for a new generation.

Written by Beatrice Deer | Illustrated by DJ Herron

Hardcover (English) | ISBN: 978–1-77227-212-3 | $16.95 | 9″ x 7.5″ | 40 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 7–9 | F&P Level P |

Paperback (Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978–1-77227-223-9 | $12.95 | 9″ x 7.5″ | 40 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 7–9 | F&P Level P |

Audiobook (Inuktitut/English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-392-2 | $6.99 | Ages 7–9 | F&P Level P |


“The northern lights bounce off the horizon to enhance the mystery of this world, inviting readers to imagine a distant place and time when animals could become human. The story of a divide that cannot be bridged will leave readers with much to ponder. “—Kirkus Reviews

The Fox Wife presents a different way to understand and interact with storytelling, and it is an important work to include in any collection of children’s picture books.”—CM Magazine