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Children's Fiction Native American

Sukaq and the Raven

by (author) Roy Goose & Kerry McCluskey

illustrated by Soyeon Kim

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Apr 2023
Category
Native American, Birds, Polar Regions, Bedtime & Dreams
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781772271393
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772272017
    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772274349
    Publish Date
    Apr 2023
    List Price
    $13.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Sukaq loves to drift off to sleep listening to his mother tell him stories. His favourite story is the tale of how a raven created the world. But this time, as his mother begins to tell the story and his eyelids become heavy, he is suddenly whisked away on the wings of the raven to ride along as the entire world is formed! This traditional legend from Inuit storyteller Roy Goose is brought to life through co-author Kerry McCluskey's jubilant retelling, and illustrated with photographs of Soyeon Kim's signature three-dimensional dioramas.

About the authors

Roy Goose learned many of the legends he knows from his great-grandmother, Naimee Mammayuk, who left Alaska and came to Canada around 1910 with the Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Steffansson. Roy passed his legends on to his children to teach them important life lessons and morals.

Roy Goose's profile page

Kerry McCluskey has been working as a journalist and writer in the Arctic, telling the stories of the North since 1993. In 1999, she began travelling across the Arctic collecting stories, information, photographs, and artwork about ravens from Inuit, First Nations, and non-Aboriginal Northerners alike. Tulugaq, her first book, is the result of this research.

Kerry McCluskey's profile page

Soyeon Kim is a Korean-born artist and educator currently living in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Visual Arts and Education programs at York University and has participated in artist residences at the Hermitage (St. Petersburg, Russia), Spark Box Studios (Picton, Ontario) and the Toronto Public Library. She has illustrated a number of children's picture books, including Once Upon an Hour, You Are Stardust, Wild Ideas, Is This Panama?, Sukaq and the Raven, You Are Never Alone and A Last Goodbye. Soyeon won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award in 2013.

 

Soyeon Kim's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, White Raven International Youth Library
  • Unknown, Best Books for Kids and Teens

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