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Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails

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Northern Lights is a beautiful tale that explores the mystical aspects of the northern lights in Inuit culture.

Scientists have their own explanations for the phenomenon that occurs when the night sky shimmers with milky white patterns, or displays all the colors of the rainbow. But the Inuit prefer their own explanation: They believe the souls of the dead are engaging in a lively game of soccer, just as they did when they were living. They run all over the sky chasing a walrus head that they use for a soccer ball.

This is the story of Kataujaq and the intimate relationship she has with her mother. They do almost everything together; they hug, rub noses and say Mamaq which means You smell so nice. But a great sickness comes and Kataujaq's mother is taken south to the white people's hospital and never comes back. Kataujaq grieves, but is also able to rejoice when she and her grandmother watch the northern lights.

This book celebrates family life, intimacy and the glory of nature.

Synopsis:

Based on an Inuit tale about the mystical aspects of the northern lights--the souls of the dead play soccer using a walrus head as the ball--the author tells about the death of a young girl's mother, grieving, and rejoicing when watching the northern lights. Full color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550373387
Author:
Krykorka, Vladyana Langer
Author:
Krykorka, Vladyana
Illustrator:
Krykorka, Vladyana Langer
Publisher:
Annick Press
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Inuit
Subject:
Inuit -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction. .
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Eskimos
Subject:
Grandparent and child
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Inuit Canada Romans pour la jeunesse.
Series Volume:
1573/E
Publication Date:
19930831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
10.48x8.20x.11 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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