Legend of the Fog

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Inhabit Media Incorporated, Apr 17, 2012 - 32 pages

In this traditional Inuit story, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life or death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man's quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process releases the first fog into the world.

Written by Cape Dorest elder Qaunaq Mikkigak and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award-nominated author Joanne Schwartz, this action-packed picture book brings a centuries-old traditional tale to life for modern readers.

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The Legend of the Fog (adapted by Joanne Schwarz) is a great book to pick up. From entertaining a group at a campfire to teaching junior kids a survival lesson, this is a great mythical story that should be told all around the world. This story is about an adult who needs to ride out some villains using intelligence and creativity, in the end he managed to get through it. This fable will prove to kids that knowledge is the most important skill. 

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Learning about Inuit peoples? Then this is a book for you! The Legend of the Fog is a book written by Qaunaq Mikkigak and Joanne Schwarz and illustrated by Danny Christopher. This book is the story of how fog is said to have first come to the world. It follows a man named Qaunngauvaniq and how he used his knowledge to outsmart a Tuurngaq, a creature the he and his people fear. In my opinion, this is a story that could be told to people of all ages, not just adults and not just children.  

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About the author (2012)

Qaunaq Mikkigak is an elder, artist, and throat singer from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. She was born in 1932 in the Cape Dorset area and grew up on the land in a traditional Inuit community. She was featured in the books Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset and Cape Dorset Sculpture. She has collaborated with author Joanne Schwartz on picture book versions of two traditional Inuit tales, The Legend of the Fog and Grandmother Ptarmigan. She is well known locally for her storytelling, and her throat singing has been featured on several recordings.Joanne Schwartz was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She has been a children's librarian in Toronto for over twenty years. Joanne has written articles for Canadian Children's Book News and other publications. Her picture books include Our Corner Grocery Store, City Alphabet, and City Numbers. She has collaborated with Inuit elder Qaunaq Mikkigak on picture book versions of two traditional Inuit tales, The Legend of the Fog and Grandmother Ptarmigan. Our Corner Grocery Store was nominated for the 2010 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Joanne lives in Toronto with her two daughters.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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