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ISBN:9781897066140
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
imprint: Maple Tree

Make Your Own Inuksuk

by Mary Wallace

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customs, traditions, anthropology, crafts & hobbies
5 of 5
2 ratings
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list price: $11.95
edition:Paperback
published: Sep 2004
ISBN:9781897066140
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
imprint: Maple Tree
Description

An inuksuk, a powerful symbol of the Arctic, is a stone structure that acts as a messenger. Part of the Wow Canada! series, Make Your Own Inuksuk shows readers how to build their very own inuksuk. This full-color book provides an engaging overview of inuksuit — what they are, why they were important in the past, and how they can bring significance to our own lives today. Step-by-step instructions show you how to find and prepare suitable stone, stack and balance rock, and choose the perfect spot for your inuksuk. Stunning photographs and full-color illustrations show how simple it is to create these beautiful structures at home. For families and teachers looking for meaningful and interactive projects with their children, or for gardeners and nature lovers of all ages, Make Your Own Inuksuk is an ideal way to bring beauty and personal expression into our lives.

About the Author

Mary Wallace

MARY WALLACE has spent almost 20 years teaching arts and art education to children and adults. She has written and illustrated over a dozen books for children and has received many awards and nominations, including a National Outdoor Book Award for The Inuksuk Book. She lives in St. Thomas, ON.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 6
Editorial Reviews

..directions for construction...are clear and easy-to-follow…

— Brandon Sun

...teach your children about...First Nations tradition and allow them to try their hand at inukshuk building by following the instructions in this one-of-a-kind guidebook.

— City Parent

...sensitive to issues of cultural appropriation, Wallace includes many direct quotations from Inuit elders...and her dedication acknowledges those for whom the craft was a whole way of life.

— Quill & Quire

Once in a while, a very special book that quietly communicates a sense of wonder, beauty and spiritual connectedness comes along. This is such a book.

— School Library Journal

Wallace takes care to instil a sense of respect for this traditional Inuit form...ideas expressed will arouse emotion in a group discussion and stimulate imagination in art class…

— Resource Links

...a beautiful how-to book that describes the orign, purpose and meaning of these stone figures in traditional Inuit life.

— The Muskokan

Author Mary Wallace, in consultation with Inuit elders and other experts, gives a fascinating introduction in words, photographs and paintings to the many forms of the inuksuk structure and its unique place in Inuit life and culture.

— CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

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Make Your Own Inuksuk

With the approach of the 2010 Winter Olympics and its stylized inuksuk emblem, these stone sculptures are becoming more recognizable. The inuksuk is central to the Nunavut flag and is a symbol of the Canadian Arctic. Traditionally they were built by the Inuit to act as a messenger. Some have stood for thousands of years. The author reminds us that each inuksuk has a meaning that the builder gives it. The book is clearly laid out to show the reader step-bystep instructions on how to build an inuksuk, where to get stones, and preparation of the site and the stones. There is background history in the kinds of messages given by inuksuit. Quotes from many Inuit Elders are interspersed throughout the chapters.

Mary Wallace’s previous book, The Inuksuk Book, won a number of awards.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2007-2008.

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