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Children's Fiction Native American

Kiviuq and the Bee Woman

by (author) Noel McDermott

illustrated by Toma Feizo Gas

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Native American, Polar Regions, General, Native Canadian
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
  • Reading age: 9 to 12


Kiviuq, one of the greatest and most important characters in Inuit mythology, is said to have traveled over land and sea, overcoming obstacles and successfully defeating formidable foes. In Kiviuq and the Bee Woman, Kiviuq faces one of his most frightening opponents yet: Iguttarjuaq, a bee in human form. Known as the Bee Woman, she is a fearsome figure who is said to cook and eat humans. Trapped in her tent, Kiviuq must use all his powers to get to his qajaq and escape the Bee Woman!

About the authors

Noel McDermott is a retired professor of literature at Nunavut Arctic College where he lived and taught in Inuktitut and English for thirty-five years as a classroom teacher, school principal, and lecturer in the teacher training program. He has held Teaching Appointments at many other educational institutions, including McGill University, Trent University, the University of Waterloo, Ontario, as well as at the Sami University in Kautokeino, Norway.

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Toma Feizo Gas's work can be found gracing the pages, and covers of titles for the Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Star Wars, and Mutant Chronicles role-playing games, as well as several upcoming fantasy novel series.

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Editorial Reviews

[A] gripping book that will introduce readers to an important legendary Inuit figure and engage them with the Inuktitut language. Highly recommended.

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