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Children's Fiction Adaptations

On the Shoulder of a Giant

by (author) Neil Christopher

illustrated by James Nelson

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Category
Adaptations, General, Polar Regions
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772271058
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $5.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927095997
    Publish Date
    Jul 2014
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781772270020
    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
    List Price
    $16.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to travel across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes with ease. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days.

 

But being so big, and travelling so far, Inukpak was often alone. Until one day, when he came across a little hunter on the tundra. Thinking that the hunter was a little boy, alone on the land, Inukpak decided to adopt him as his son.

 

And so, from the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter embarked on a series of adventures only a giant could enjoy!

About the authors

Neil Christopher is an educator, author, and filmmaker. He first moved to the North many years ago to help start a high school program in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. It was those students who first introduced Neil to the mythical inhabitants from Inuit traditional stories. The time spent in Resolute Bay changed the course of Neil’s life. Since that first experience in the Arctic, Nunavut has been the only place he has been able to call home. Neil has worked with many community members to record and preserve traditional Inuit stories. Together with his colleague, Louise Flaherty, and his brother, Danny Christopher, Neil started a small publishing company in Nunavut called Inhabit Media Inc., and has since been working to promote Northern stories and authors.

Neil Christopher's profile page

James Nelson is a freelance artist based in Chicago, Illinois. He has a lifelong interest in myths, legends, and the fantastic.

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Editorial Reviews

[Illustrator Jim] Nelson’s richly developed artwork playfully emphasizes the hunter’s plight while making it clear that the giant is friendly and caring . . . . A good pick for readers eager to learn about giants beyond Paul Bunyan and Goliath.

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