Fish Boy

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.

Verdict- Buy

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from NetGalley without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

Fish-Boy: An Inuit Folk Tale May 1, 2018

by Vanita Oelschlager


Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.