An Inuksuk Means Welcome

An Inuksuk Means Welcome

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An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK. Each word is presented in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation guides provided.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Owlkids Books Inc., [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781771471374
Characteristics: [30] unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 32 cm


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Aug 04, 2017

I love how this book gives a simple understandable look at the Inuktitut language for children. The phonetic break down was really appreciated so I didn't butcher it when reading it to my daughters and I especially was grateful for the word 'Kunik' which is the nose kisses. These were used in my family when I was a child but then were called Eskimo kisses and when you know better you do better so we had the kisses but didn't have a word. So now we have a beautiful word for this show of affection and as a mother I'm very grateful for it.

Jul 02, 2016

A lovely taste of Inuit language and culture


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