ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᕈᓐᓃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᕐᓕᓕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ. ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕇᕈᓘᒃ, ᐊᖓᒃᑰᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔫᒃ, ᑕᑲᓐᓇ ᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᙵᐅᖁᔭᐅᔫᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᕐᒪᖔᑕ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᒃ. . .
ᑕᑲᓐᓇ ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᓕᒫᓂ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᑐᖄᓗᒃ ᑲᓛᖦᖡᑦ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ.
The sea animals have disappeared, and people are starving. An old couple, once great shamans, are asked to journey to the Mother of the Sea to find out what happened to the animals. But the journey is dangerous . . .
The Mother of the Sea is an important character in Inuit traditional stories shared across the circumpolar region. This version of the tale is one that has been told and retold in Greenland for generations.
Written by Mâliâraq Vebæk | Illustrated by Aka Høegh
Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-251-2 | $16.95 | 8.5″ x 10″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-262-8 | $12.95 | 8.5″ x 10″ | 34 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
Ages 9–12 | F&P Level R
“This legend, told with gripping prose and moody illustrations, offers a lesson in perseverance and the importance of caring for the ocean.” — Hakai Magazine