Gallery: Mary Wallace and An Inuksuk Means Welcome

In this month's illustrator's gallery, we feature the work of Mary Wallace, who has spent over 20 years teaching art and has illustrated over a dozen books for children. Her latest book is An Inuksuk Means Welcome.

An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK. Each word is presented in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation guides provided. 

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Inuksuk by Mary Wallace

 

Inuksuk by Mary Wallace

 

Inuksuk by Mary Wallace

 

Inuksuk by Mary Wallace

 

Inuksuk by Mary Wallace

Images from An Inuksuk Means Welcome, by Mary Wallace. 2015 Owlkids Books. Images appear with permission of the publisher. 

September 7, 2015
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An Inuksuk Means Welcome

An Inuksuk Means Welcome

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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