Kirkus reviews Ahiahia the Orphan, written by Levi Illuitok and illustrated by Nate Wells.
“The economical text flows well, drawing readers in and effectively capturing the rhythms of oral storytelling. It is enhanced by evocative artwork in a natural, subdued palette that brings the tundra setting to life. The beauty of the landscape, the drama of the scenes of conflict, and the emotions of the characters are vividly expressed. This offering is a rich glimpse into a body of orally transmitted stories that will encourage readers to reflect on community values, changing cultural norms, and enduring human emotions. Viscerally powerful and entrancing.”
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