INUK: The Eskimo Who Hated the Snow by Kim Gravelle

INUK: The Eskimo Who Hated the Snow

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Not only does Inuk hate the snow but his dreaming ill fits him for the demanding Inuit life. What begins thus with the promise of mediocrity quickly degenerates to chopped off formula as--sent out with the dog sled to trade his skins--Inuk falls asleep on a big boat and ends up in a warm green Hawaii with the assurance that his fine carving will earn him a good living. It's probably all just an excuse to publish Gravelle's illustrations, which borrow freely from genuine Eskimo prints (sometimes almost to the point of copying specific forms and designs) and become less interesting the more they depart from the originals. Still there are some stylish adaptations here and the artist's appended note ""about stencilling"" and how to do it could inspire more.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1975
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Children's Press