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eBook Arctic Memories ePub

by Normee Ekoomiak

  • ISBN: 0805012540
  • Category: Biographies
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Normee Ekoomiak
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (February 15, 1990)
  • Pages: 289
  • ePub book: 1778 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1480 kb
  • Other: doc docx lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 251

Description

Arctic Memories book. Artic Memories was written and illustrated by Normee Ekoomiak

Arctic Memories book. Artic Memories was written and illustrated by Normee Ekoomiak. Throughout this book it talks about igloos, the artic spring, playing on a snowbank, ice fishing, hanging fish, the curse, and the spirit of liberty.

Arctic Memories book.

Text in both Inuktitut and English describes a now vanished way of life for the Inuit. Normee Ekoomiak, an Inuit who grew up in the James Bay area of Arctic Quebec, depicts scenes from his childhood in a picture book that is essentially a personalized record of a way of life that is now all but extinct. Full-color illustrations.

Find Books With Book Wizard. The author describes his youth in the Arctic, as well as many customs of his people, and states that the snowy owl, Okpik, protects the Inuit people. Other Books You Might Like. 101 Fast Funny Food Jokes.

Interior image from Arctic Memories by Normee Ekoomiak. Taken on November 15, 2013.

Toronto, ON: NC Press, 1988

Toronto, ON: NC Press, 1988. The book is effective on several different levels at once. On the one hand there is the pure beauty and simple power of Ekoomiak's art. On a second level there is the author's descriptions of his paintings and the activities and legends behind them that hint at the richness and tradition of Inuit life.

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New York: Holt, 1990, c1988. Arctic Memories is an overview of Inuit life written for young people

New York: Holt, 1990, c1988. Arctic Memories is an overview of Inuit life written for young people. The stories and illustrations are full of beauty and relay so much about life and culture in the Arctic. Author and illustrator Normee Ekoomiak was one of the the most prolific Inuit artists of the 20th century whose life, as a victim of the residential school system and homelessness, shows both the injustices suffered by Canada’s indigenous peoples and their remarkable resilience against that injustice.

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Arctic memories, Norman Ekoomiak NC Press Toronto 1988. Australian/Harvard Citation. 1988, Arctic memories, Norman Ekoomiak NC Press Toronto. You must be logged in to Tag Records. Book, Online - Google Books. Ekoomiak, Norman, 1948-. Toronto : NC Press, c1988 28 p. : col. ill.

Text in both Inuktitut and English describes a now vanished way of life for the Inuit

Comments

Erennge Erennge
Watch out!

There are at least two versions of this book. Booksellers can't tell them apart, and listings may include parts of both. At the time of writing, the Amazon listing shows the cover of one version combined with interior pages of the other.

Original form: Inuktitut only. This is the version I have.

Later edition: Inuktitut with partial English text. The English is noticeably shorter than the Inuktitut, and is not a direct translation.

Luckily the pictures are all the same-- and they're the biggest reason to buy the book.
Nidor Nidor
Simple and beautiful. Arrived promptly and in wonderful condition.
Quinthy Quinthy
"Arctic Memories," by Normee Ekoomiak, is a wonderful view of life among one of the indigenous peoples of Canada. The author, Normee Ekoomiak, is one of the Inuit people of northern Quebec. This book contains full-color reproductions of Ekoomiak's paintings and stitched fabric creations. Each piece of visual art is accompanied by an explanatory mini-essay by the artist.
Ekoomiak's vivid art depicts the Inuit people, the natural environment, and the animal life of the Arctic. We see a family in the iglu, polar bears, children playing various games, a family ice fishing, a flock of geese flying, and more. Although most of the artwork is in a fairly realistic mode, there are also some stunning stylized depictions of figures from Inuit folk traditions. One such marvelous piece, for example, depicts a tusked narwhal surrounded by mermaids. An important recurring motif is Okpik, the spirit owl "who sees everything."
The book is presented in a bilingual format: the text appears in both English and Inuktitut (the Inuit language). Inuktitut is written with a striking, almost mathematical-looking type of script which is similar to that used in the Cree language. This appearance of two very different scripts alongside Ekoomiak's fine artwork really enhances the visual appeal of the book. All in all, an excellent book for readers of all ages.