I love folk tales and do not get to read nearly enough picture books. This one was a treat. It's a great read-aloud for up to even 5th or 6th grade. The artwork is beautiful.
Kitmesuk went out to fish one day and he discovers Fish-Boy instead: an armless boy with a fish body. They travel together and later Fish-Boy is mistreated by some villagers and uses magic to turn men that would harm them into sea-parrots, which explains the origins of puffins nesting on Ignaluk.
There is a glossary of Intuit terms that kids may not be familiar with in the back of the book.
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Fish-Boy: An Inuit Folk Tale May 1, 2018
by Vanita Oelschlager