James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends (Hardcover)

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By James A. Houston, Theodore Taylor (Foreword by)
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James Houston made his first journey to the Canadian Arctic in 1948 in search of a new land to paint. There he found a warm, friendly people living in a vast, cold, hauntingly beautiful world. He lived with the Inuit and Indian people in the Arctic and grew to understand them and their way of life. He also helped introduce Inuit culture to the world with his remarkable art and stories.     
    
Here are four of his exciting Inuit folktales--Akavak, Tiktaliktak, The White Archer, and Wolf Run--collected for the first time in one beautiful volume. Houston's striking illustrations for each story bring the Arctic and its people to life. This inspired collection is sure to fascinate readers of all ages.
 
Includes an introduction by Theodore Taylor.

About the Author


JAMES HOUSTON, Canadian author and artist, made his first journey to the Canadian Arctic in 1948 in search of a new land to paint. There he found a warm, friendly people living in a vast, cold, and hauntingly beautiful world. He lived with the Inuit and Indian people in the Arctic for twelve years and grew to understand them and their way of life. He has since traveled widely in the Arctic region, from Iceland to Alaska, as well as in Scandinavia, Russia, Mexico, and Europe.

Mr. Houston is the award-winning author and illustrator of many successful children's books that vividly portray the striking landscape of the Arctic and its strong and independent people.


THEODORE TAYLOR (1921-2006), an award-winning author of many books for young people, was particularly known for fast-paced, exciting adventure novels. His books include the bestseller The Cay, Timothy of the Cay, The Bomb, Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!, Ice Drift, The Maldonado Miracle, and The Weirdo, an Edgar Award winner for Best Young Adult Mystery.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780152059248
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 1st, 2006
Pages: 304