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L'ours geant

un conte inuit

February 12, 2014 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781927095706
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Une des créatures les plus terrifiantes que l'on retrouve dans les histoires traditionnelles inuites, est le nanurluk. C'est un ours géant, de la taille d'un iceberg, qui vit sous les banquises. Son énorme corps et sa fourrure couverte de glace font de lui un adversaire invulnérable. Mais lorsqu'un chasseur solitaire aperçoit l'aglu d'un nanurluk près de son iglou, sa présence d'esprit et son habileté à la chasse lui permettent de déjouer ce dangereux adversaire.

Jose Angutinngurniq, conteur exceptionnel et aîné très respecté de Kugaaruk au Nunavut, nous rapporte l'histoire du grand nanurluk. Dans la région de Natsilik, cette légende est transmise depuis plusieurs générations.

About this Author

Jose Angutinngurniq was born at the head of an inlet after his parents returned from a walrus hunt in the area of Arviligjuaq, Nunavut. He grew up in the Natsilik region of Nunavut, around the Taloyoak area, in a community called Ittuaqturvik. Jose first heard the story of The Giant Bear from his grandfather Alakannuaq, who lived to be very old. When babies were born, the first person to hold the child became the sanaji, the one who forms the characteristics of the child. Alakannuaq formed Jose into who he is today.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.Eva Widermann is a graduate of the graphic and design program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. She worked as a graphic designer for many years before she decided to pursue her long-term dream of becoming a freelance illustrator and concept artist. Her art is deeply influenced by an unusual combination of Franco-Belgian comics, manga, and anime.

ISBN: 9781927095706
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 36
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Published: 2014-02-12


". . . The Giant Bear is outstanding. The depth of its content and its ready-made connections to a science curriculum make it a fine addition to any library."

". . . [T]he illustrations had a lot of detail in them and the colours of the illustrations went really well with the story. This book is a good choice for anyone who wants to learn more about the Arctic and folktales." 

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