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Putuguq and Kublu and the Attack of the Amautalik

Attack of the Amautalik

by (author) Roselynn Akulukjuk & Danny Christopher

illustrated by Astrid Arijanto

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Mar 2022
Category
General, Imagination & Play, Native American, Native Canadian, Humorous Stories, Polar Regions
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772274196
    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
    List Price
    $8.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

In each new adventure, Putuguq and Kublu learn about an element of Inuit mythology from their Elders, sometimes using what they learn to get the best of each other!

Putuguq and Kublu are at their grandparents’ house for lunch—caribou stew, Putuguq’s favourite! Putuguq’s worn out (and stinky!) kamiik remind his grandparents of the story of the amautalik and the orphan, a traditional Inuit story about a little orphan who outsmarts a child-stealing ogress. Grandmother’s storytelling over lunch starts Putuguq’s imagination running wild . . .

After lunch, Putuguq and Kublu decide to play a game of hide-and-seek. But, for Putuguq, this is no ordinary game. The house is full of strange noises, and what is that hulking figure? Could an amautalik really be stalking him inside his grandparents’ house? Putuguq is about to find out!

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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Danny Christopher has travelled throughout the Canadian Arctic as an instructor for Nunavut Arctic College. He is the illustrator of The Legend of the Fog, A Children’s Guide to Arctic Birds, and Animals Illustrated: Polar Bear, and author of Putuguq and Kublu. His work on The Legend of the Fog was nominated for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustration Award. He lives in Toronto with his wife, three children, and a puppy.

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Astrid Arijanto is a designer and illustrator who spent her childhood drawing on any surface she could get her hands on: from papers to walls to all the white fences around her parents’ house. Since then, her work has appeared in various media and publications across Canada and Asia. She lives in Toronto and spends most of her days designing and illustrating beautiful books. In her free time she enjoys travelling with her partner, exploring the great outdoors, and chasing after their wild and rambunctious puppy, Spanky.

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