Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 7
- Grade: k to 2
One lovely afternoon Allashua is lured into mischief by a charming but sneaky little creature.
About the authors
Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak is an Inuit storyteller who grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Naujaat, Nunavut). During his childhood, his family traveled by dog sled, living a traditional Inuit lifestyle. He is the author of many picture books, including Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails, winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award.
He won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature in 2008.
“If you are looking for unusual and well-produced multicultural material . . . this story is an excellent choice.”
The Bloomsbury Review
“Count on learning something about Inuit folk-lore, language and culture.”
Canadian Children’s Book News
“A fun story about an independent, observant and ultimately clever child, this story is entertaining and provides a glimpse of the landscape of summer in the North.”