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The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale Paperback – March 29, 1999
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A sure winner - buy it and read it and re-read it with your favorite child!
The story is also very moving because it is about an old lady with no family who lives alone. Until she comes across a polar bear orphan, she struggles to survive and can only do so by at times having to accept food offerings from her fellow villagers. She herself lives on the village outskirts in a small hut.
I do not want to give away the contents of the story, so spoiling the surprise element, but I will state that the denouement is a happy one. So when threatening events are described from time to time, don't fret! All goes well.
I read this book on the heels of reading another wonderful tale for children and adult-children, "Lemon the Duck," also beautifully illustrated. When I finished that book, I felt that I would never find an equal in quality and true enjoyment. But I certainly have in this delightful, lovely rendition of a timeless tale.
What really makes this book a pleasure to come back to again and again is the illustrations. They are simple but suggestive, rich in emotion, and just plain beautiful. I pored over each picture for a long time, soaking in their atmosphere and emotions which are conveyed sweetly, gently, and strongly. The book gives one a flavor for this distinctive culture while being universally appealing.
Get a copy of this book and snuggle up with a favorite child!
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Beautiful story! I'm so grateful it was written so I can read it to my 3 year old daughter.Published 5 months ago by Sarah Wood
Love this book. Easy for little kids to understand. Nice illustrationsPublished 8 months ago by venkat
My Grand kids love it. We read it to them at bedtime. I think they asked for it abiut three nightsPublished on February 20, 2014 by John Ernste