Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: k to 2
- Reading age: 4 to 7
When Kataujaq’s mother dies, her grandmother tells her the legend of the northern lights. It makes her feel so much better that her mother has not gone away at all. She is up in the heavens, playing soccer among the northern lights.
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.
“Kusugak is possibly the most gifted children’s writer today and this latest book proves my point.”