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.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : 2016. Owlkids books,
ISBN: 9781771471374
Branch Call Number: E WALL


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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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