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James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends (Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-11-26 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 2 user ratings
ISBN:015205930X
LANGUAGE:English

" This recopilation of Inut legends is magical. You can feel the cold, the isolation, the hunger and struggle for surviving of these brave people. The strong family bonds, their loyal dogs, how they build their igloos made of snow, the hunting, the making of clothes warm enough to surive the cold. More than legends they seem to me stories of real people, probably a mix of both, written by somebody who lived among them many years, as Mr. Houston did. " said.

"This book is one of those gems that you don't even want to dog-ear the pages - for fear of ruining it. It was simply beautiful! The four unforgettable stories are written with a quiet respect for those living in the most harsh of environments - the white, frozen desert of the north. James Houston was actually born in Toronto - but lived up north in the 1950's (after WWII) learning from the Inuit and spending time sketching the people & landscape. He then set out to tell the rest of the world about the Inuit's way of life and to share their stories and artwork.

So much wisdom is packed in these simple tales. They cover subjects of survival and starvation, hard work and strong family bonds, travel and adventure. The stories beg to be read out loud - and James Houston's illustrations would make this an excellent bridge for those too old for children's books and too young for novels. I hope teachers & parents look at this book to share with their kids! Just remember to remind them that the Inuit USED to live in snow-houses - that's all history now! Those from Nunavut are likely reading my review on a more expensive computer... :/
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" This recopilation of Inut legends is magical. You can feel the cold, the isolation, the hunger and struggle for surviving of these brave people. The strong family bonds, their loyal dogs, how they build their igloos made of snow, the hunting, the making of clothes warm enough to surive the cold. More than legends they seem to me stories of real people, probably a mix of both, written by somebody who lived among them many years, as Mr. Houston did. " said.

" This recopilation of Inut legends is magical. You can feel the cold, the isolation, the hunger and struggle for surviving of these brave people. The strong family bonds, their loyal dogs, how they build their igloos made of snow, the hunting, the making of clothes warm enough to surive the cold. More than legends they seem to me stories of real people, probably a mix of both, written by somebody who lived among them many years, as Mr. Houston did. " said.

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