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The Resource The blind boy & the loon, retold by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ; illustrated by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Daniel Gies

The blind boy & the loon, retold by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ; illustrated by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Daniel Gies

Label
The blind boy & the loon
Title
The blind boy & the loon
Statement of responsibility
retold by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ; illustrated by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Daniel Gies
Title variation
Blind boy and the loon
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rich and sweeping illustrations buttress this origin tale unique to Inuit mythology Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, "The Blind Boy & the Loon" is a retelling of a traditional Inuit story that explains the origin of the narwhal, an arctic whale known for its distinctive spiral tusk, while cautioning listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge. In this story, a boy who has been blind for many years is approached by a loon who says she can help him regain his sight. Before restoring the boy's sight, the loon tells the boy that it was his own mother who blinded him while she was grieving over the death of her husband. Filled with a desire of vengeance, the boy tricks his mother into harpooning a large whale and allows her to be dragged into the sea by the animal. As the mother is pulled to the bottom of the ocean, her hair twists into a tight tusk and she becomes the first narwhal. The boy's need for revenge leaves him and his heartbroken sister alone on the land. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book format in this timeless tale
Summary
Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated film, The Blind Boy and the Loon is a retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge
Storyline
Character
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10358488
Cataloging source
NLC
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Arnaquq-Baril, Alethea
Dewey number
j398.2089/9712
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Gies, Daniel
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True
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  • Inuit
  • Inuit mythology
  • Inuit
  • Inuit mythology
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The blind boy & the loon, retold by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ; illustrated by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Daniel Gies
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1043902
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
43 pages
Isbn
9781927095577
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781927095577
  • (OCoLC)858117655
Label
The blind boy & the loon, retold by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ; illustrated by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Daniel Gies
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1043902
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
43 pages
Isbn
9781927095577
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781927095577
  • (OCoLC)858117655

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