Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
The legend of Kaugjagjuk--a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself with a little help from the Man of the Moon--is a traditional Inuit tale told throughout the Arctic.
Re-imagined for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis, and brought to life by Kim Smith's beautiful illustrations, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers a chance to experience this traditional tale that has been carefully passed from storyteller to storyteller for generations.
About the authors
Marion Lewis was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She has lived in communities throughout the Arctic including Qikitarjuaq, Watson Lake Yukon, and Inuvik. Marion was introduced to the imaginative and beautiful world of Inuit traditional stories while studying at the Nunavut Teacher Education Program in Iqaluit. That introduction sparked Marion's love for storytelling and inspired her to write Kaugjagjuk, her first book.
Kim Smith lives in Calgary, Alberta. This is her first children's book. When not illustrating for children, Kim illustrates comics. Her illustrations have been featured in advertising as well as in two comic collections, The Anthology Project and The Anthology Project, Volume Two. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008 with a Bachelor of Design specializing in character design.
Other titles by Kim Smith
Whales to the Rescue
How Whales Help Engineer the Planet
A Ticket Around the World (updated edition)
The Ice Chips and the Grizzly Escape
A Rugrats Chanukah
The Classic Illustrated Storybook
The Ice Chips and the Killer Wave
Ice Chips 1-4 paperback box set
Ice Chips and the Magical Rink; Ice Chips and the Haunted Hurricane; Ice Chips and the Invisible Puck; Ice Chips and the Stolen Puck
Ice Chips and the Invisible Puck, The
Ice Chips Series
Jay Versus the Saxophone of Doom
Bringing Back the Wolves
How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem
The Ice Chips and the Stolen Cup
Ice Chips Series Book 4