The Giant and the Grizzly Bear

Imaa unipkaatuqait Ualinirmiunit, iliranaittuq inukpak tiguaqtuq pamirniaqhugu inuuhuktunnuamik. Unnuk atauhiq nirihuiramik, inukpaup tiguani uqautijaa havaakhaanik, hiniktilluni akhanik qiniqhimaqubluniuk. Inuuhuktuq akhanik takuhigaangami, tupaaqpagaa inukpak. Kihimi inukpagjuangugami ihumaginngitait akhannuat. Akharjuaq nuingmat inukpaup unalhutiliqtaa annaumaniaqhuni tiguanilu inuuhuktuq.

Unipkaaqtauhimajuq itquumaniahugu unipkaatuqaq, tuhaajakhaat kinguhikhaujunit, una alianaqtuq unipkaaq aliagijauniaqtuq inuulrammiinit alianaqtuqhiuqtut unipkaanit.

In this traditional story from the Western Arctic, a kind giant adopts a human boy. One night, after a meal, the giant gives the boy one job, to watch for grizzly bears while he sleeps. Each time the boy sees a bear, he wakes the giant. But the giant is so big he is not concerned with any regular grizzly. That is until a giant grizzly appears and the giant must fight to protect himself and his adopted son!

Told in a manner faithful to the original traditional story, passed forward for generations, this thrilling tale will delight young readers looking for adventure.

Written by Rosemarie Avrana Meyok | Illustrated by Thamires Paredes

Hardcover (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-519-3 | $22.95 | 9.5″ x 8.5″ | 36 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level M |

Paperback (Inuinnaqtun) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-533-9 | $19.95 | 9.5″ x 8.5″ | 36 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 6-8 | F&P Level M |


“The illustrations in the book beautifully depict the Western Arctic, the northern landscape of Canada. This Inuit traditional story illustrates the affection between the giant and the little human boy, who care for each other deeply. The Giant and the Grizzly Bear also portrays the Inuit lifestyle and the northern Canadian landscape while emphasizing hunting practices. Additionally, the book educates readers on the Inuit word “Kamik”, explaining its meaning and pronunciation at the end. Highly Recommended”CM: Canadian Review of Materials