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Fiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 44
Themes: Iqaluit, Nunavut, Inuit, Indigenous, Inuit culture
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Pub Date: 31/Jul/2013
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Shortlisted for the 2014 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award

In The Legend of Thunder and Lightning, a traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers.
In this tale of guilt and consequence, the actions of the two children lead them to flee punishment by escaping to the sky as thunder and lightning.
This beautifully illustrated traditional legend weaves together elements of an origin story and a traditional cautionary tale, giving young readers an accessible window into centuries-old Inuit mythology that is specific to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.

CanLit for Little Canadians
“. . . [C]larity and richness of Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt‘s story easily and eloquently tells the legend.”
The Deakin Review
“Highly recommended for elementary school and public libraries . . . . 4 stars out of 4.”

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