The Three Hunters

Akagaq, the youngest brother of three, is confident but forgetful. When he gets caught in a blizzard he makes a tent, but it is no match for the powerful winds. Trapped in the cold, Akagaq is helped by his brother Tiriaq. Tiriaq digs into a snowdrift for shelter, but the wind is still too strong and blows out their lamp. Akkiutaq, the eldest brother, arrives to save them, and brings them to the iglu he has carefully built. The wind threatens to destroy the iglu as well, but the shelter proves strong, and the brothers are safe. The brothers learn an important lesson about paying attention to their Elders, and taking care in what they do.

Written by Raymond Gianfrancesco and the Grade 4 Class of Leo Ussak School | Illustrated by Thamires Paredes

Paperback (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-428-8 | $13.95 | 9.5″ x 8.5″ | 36 Pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level R |


“The story is charming and engaging, with a fresh and authentic feeling…An inspired retelling of a beloved tale.”—Kirkus

“Reminiscent of the three little pigs, this story of three brothers attempting to survive a blizzard demonstrates the importance of preparation—and of heeding the wisdom of your elders.”—Foreword Reviews

The Three Hunters is another worthwhile addition to school and public library shelves and a useful curriculum adjunct to studies of the North.”—CM: Canadian Review of Materials


Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2023 — Canadian Children’s Book Centre