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Inuksuk Means Welcome (Hardcover) (Mary Wallace)

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An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK. Each word is presented in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation guides provided.The words and their definitions give a sense of the traditions and customs of Inuit life in the Arctic:nanuq is the powerful polar bear of the north; kamik is a warm seal- and caribou-skin boot; andsiku is sea ice. Stunning paintings with deep color and rich texture evoke a powerful sense of place and show great respect for the Acrtic’s indigenous people.Extra informational text features include an introductory note about the significance of inuksuit in Inuit culture and a nonfiction page that profiles seven different types of inuksuit.
An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK. Each word is spelled in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation provided.

The words give a sense of the traditions and customs of Inuit life in the Arctic:Nanuq is the powerful polar bear of the north, Kamik is a warm seal- and caribou-skin boot, andSiku is sea ice. Stunning paintings with deep color and rich texture evoke a powerful a sense of place, showing great respect for its people.

Extra informational features include an introductory note about the significance of inuksuit in Inuit culture and a page that profiles seven different types of inuksuit.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Alphabet
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Mary Wallace
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 17288397
UPC: 9781771471374
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-4079
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