The Giant Bear

Paperback
9781772272710
$10.95 CAD

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of the nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he uses his quick thinking and excellent hunting skills to hatch a plan to outsmart the deadly bear.

Jose Angutinngurniq, a gifted storyteller and respected elder from Kugaaruk, Nunavut, brings to life a story of the great nanurluk that has been told in the Kugaaruk region for generations.

“. . . The Giant Bear is outstanding. The depth of its content and its ready-made connections to a science curriculum make it a fine addition to any library.”—American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

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“. . . [T]he illustrations had a lot of detail in them and the colours of the illustrations went really well with the story. This book is a good choice for anyone who wants to learn more about the Arctic and folktales.”—Canadian Teacher Magazine

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