White Ravens: Inuit

2 books      

Greenland (Danish/Inuit) - 2000 - 194
Heilmann, Pia Rosing (text)
Kreutzmann, Nina Spore (illus.)
Nuka asimi = Nukas sommer
(Nuka's summer)
[Nuuk]: Atuakkiorfik, 1998. 36 p.
(Text Inuit and Danish)
ISBN 87-558-1376-3
Greenland - Summer holiday
The summer holiday of an extended family living in Greenland is a vivid description for younger children. In easy words and pictures one learns that holiday time on the northern outskirts of Europe, with its fishery and seal-hunting, with smoke-drying, storytelling and nature experiences in thick pullovers, is considerably different than a holiday in over-filled camping areas in central Europe. (6+) ☼

Greenland (Danish/Inuit) - 2001 - 197
Kløvedal Helweg, Pernille (text/illus.)
Dahl Petrussen, Aminnguaq (transl.)
Sofie & Pullaq
(<Proper names>)
[Nuuk] : Atuakkiorfik, 2000. 27 p.
(Text Danish and Inuit)
ISBN 87-558-1571-5
Greenland - Sealing - Eating habits
Little Danish Sofie experiences how different the customs are in Greenland. Pullaq shoots a seal, which he and his brother Rasmus gut. Sophie disdains the raw liver while the other children are happily pushing it into their blood-stained mouths. Watching Rasmus screwing out one of the seal's eyes, slicing it and sucking its liquid, she has definitely had enough. When the children chase away the sweet puppies, so that they won't steal their meal, Sophie finally runs away. Pullaq finds her with a wounded knee, takes her home and explains to her that these dogs are not for cuddling but working animals. The story and the drastically realistic watercolours will make children understand that the concepts of »normality« differ greatly on our globe. (8+) ☆