The story of an Eskimo boy, Jako, is well paced and shows the mixture of old and new ways in northwestern Greenland. Jako...

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The story of an Eskimo boy, Jako, is well paced and shows the mixture of old and new ways in northwestern Greenland. Jako and his sister Pipaluk live with their mother in an igloo and go to a Christian school in a nearby settlement. For Jako, a dreamer with an artistic nature, the conflict between becoming a hunter or a student, is solved when his whole family is invited to move to a larger town where Jako can prepare for school in Denmark. Along with the main events, there are quite graphic descriptions of the perils and pleasures of a primitive existence.

Pub Date: Sept. 28, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1954

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