ᒧᐊ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᕐᒥ – ᐊᓃᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᖃᑎᖕᒋᓐᓂᒃ, ᓂᓪᓚᓱᓕᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ – ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒋᔭᓕᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ. ᑕᖅᑭᖅ. ᐅᓪᓗᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᕙᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᕐᓗ, ᑮᓇᖃᖅᑑᔮᖅᑐᓂ ᖁᖓᑦᑐᐊᓘᔮᖅᑐᓂ, ᐅᐊᑦᑎᔪᕐᔫᔮᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᖕᒋᕐᕋᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒻᒦᖖᒑᖅᑐᓂ!
ᐅᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᖕᒐᓂ, ᒧᐊ ᐊᖕᒋᕐᕋᓵᕈᒪᔪᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᓚᐅᖖᒋᓐᓂᖕᒐᓂ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᒃᓴᖅᑕᓕᒃ ᐊᖕᒋᕐᕋᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᓂ, ᐊᖕᒋᕐᕋᓵᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᔅᓴᐅᕗᖅ!
Moar has always loved autumn—playing outside with his friends, feeling the weather get colder—but there is one thing about autumn that really worries Moar. The moon. The days become shorter and the moon, with its creepy face and eerie smile, seems to be looking down on him before he can even get home from school! So, one day, Moar is determined to get home before the moon appears in the sky. But there are so many fun things to do on the way home, he may just run out of time!
Written by Roselynn Akulukjuk | Illustrated by Jazmine Gubbe
Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-299-4 | $17.95 | 9″ x 9″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level L |
Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-389-2 | $12.95 | 9″ x 9″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6–8 | F&P Level L |
“A seasonal tale that will calm and comfort.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Roselynn Akulukjuk…again takes us into Nunavut, not for a legend but instead for a quintessential experience for children”— CanLit for Little Canadians
“An engaging read, Little Moar and the Moon serves as an effective educational tool for teachers, librarians and families to introduce the concept of fearing the unknown to young readers, sparking much conversation about strength and courage, and confronting and overcoming misgivings and anxieties. The book also offers readers a chance to share what frightens them and possible ways to tackle those fears, helping children develop determination, kindness and empathy. This affecting story is also an opportunity to encourage research about not only the moon and all its wonders, but also other natural phenomena (including the seasons) occurring on this beautiful planet we call home and beyond.”—Canadian Children’s Booknews
“Young children will find it easy to relate to little Moar’s experiences of being scared of the unknown, such as the moon. Highly Recommended.”—CM Magazine
“Misty watercolors juxtapose warm and cool tones to showcase the beauty of the Canadian Arctic in this tale of a little boy trying to outrun the moon. Little Moar is convinced that the moon, with its half-smile smirking down at him, is sinister, and he is determined to get home before it rises. With autumn upon them, the days are shorter, and Moar hurries through games with his friends and helping his cousin with chores before rushing into his mother’s arms, safe and sound.”—Foreword Reviews
“Little Moar and the Moon is a wonderful book to share with children who might be a little scared about some aspects of fall…Children will identify with Moar and learn that when they are scared, the best thing to do is talk to someone they trust. The book is also a wonderful introduction to everyday life in a modern day Inuit town.”—All Done Monkey