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Children's Fiction Imagination & Play

Little Moar and the Moon

by (author) Roselynn Akulukjuk

illustrated by Jazmine Gubbe

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Imagination & Play, Emotions & Feelings, Polar Regions, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2021
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  • Downloadable audio file

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


Moar has always loved autumn—playing outside with his friends, feeling the weather get colder—but there is one thing about autumn that really worries Moar. The moon. The days become shorter and the moon, with its creepy face and eerie smile, seems to be looking down on him before he can even get home from school! So, one day, Moar is determined to get home before the moon appears in the sky. But there are so many fun things to do on the way home, he may just run out of time!

About the authors

Roselynn Akulukjuk est née à Pangnirtung, au Nunavut, dans l’Arctique canadien. En 2012, Roselynn s’est installée à Toronto pour lancer sa carrière dans le cinéma. Étudiante à la Toronto Film School, elle s’est passionnée pour le travail qui se fait derrière la caméra. Après avoir terminé ses études et travaillé à Toronto, Roselynn est retournée au Nunavut, où elle a commencé à collaborer avec Taqqut Productions, une société de production télévisuelle et cinématographique appartenant à des Inuits basée à Iqaluit, la capitale du Nunavut. Un des aspects qu’elle aime le plus dans son métier de cinéaste, c’est de pouvoir passer des entrevues avec des aînés, écouter leurs récits traditionnels et les partager avec le reste du monde. En 2015, Roselynn a écrit et réalisé son premier film, le court métrage en prise de vue réelle et marionnettes Le hibou et le lemming, qui a inspiré ce livre. Le hibou et le lemming a été présenté à divers festivals de cinéma en 2016.

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Jazmine Gubbe is an illustrator from Ontario currently working in the animation industry. When she is not painting she is hiking, exploring nature, and learning the mysterious local history.


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Editorial Reviews

"A seasonal tale that will calm and comfort."—Kirkus Reviews

"Roselynn Akulukjuk...again takes us into Nunavut, not for a legend but instead for a quintessential experience for children"— CanLit for Little Canadians

"An engaging read, Little Moar and the Moon serves as an effective educational tool for teachers, librarians and families to introduce the concept of fearing the unknown to young readers, sparking much conversation about strength and courage, and confronting and overcoming misgivings and anxieties. The book also offers readers a chance to share what frightens them and possible ways to tackle those fears, helping children develop determination, kindness and empathy. This affecting story is also an opportunity to encourage research about not only the moon and all its wonders, but also other natural phenomena (including the seasons) occurring on this beautiful planet we call home and beyond."—Canadian Children's Booknews


"Young children will find it easy to relate to little Moar’s experiences of being scared of the unknown, such as the moon. Highly Recommended."—CM Magazine

"Misty watercolors juxtapose warm and cool tones to showcase the beauty of the Canadian Arctic in this tale of a little boy trying to outrun the moon. Little Moar is convinced that the moon, with its half-smile smirking down at him, is sinister, and he is determined to get home before it rises. With autumn upon them, the days are shorter, and Moar hurries through games with his friends and helping his cousin with chores before rushing into his mother’s arms, safe and sound."—Foreword Reviews

"Little Moar and the Moon is a wonderful book to share with children who might be a little scared about some aspects of fall...Children will identify with Moar and learn that when they are scared, the best thing to do is talk to someone they trust. The book is also a wonderful introduction to everyday life in a modern day Inuit town."—All Done Monkey

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