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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Lesson for the Wolf

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

illustrated by Alan Cook

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
May 2015
Category
Humorous Stories, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Polar Regions, Wolves & Coyotes
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
3
Recommended Reading age
8 to 9
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772270136
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772270877
    Publish Date
    May 2015
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781772270051
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $16.95

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Description

In Lesson for the Wolf, young readers meet a wolf who spends his days admiring all the other animals of the tundra. Not content to simply be a wolf, happy and hunting with his pack, he watches the owls, wolverines, and caribou with envy, wishing that he could be like them.

Wishing that he could be anything other than a wolf.

But when the magic of the Land finally grants his wish, this wolf finds out that what he admires may not be what he really wants in the end.

"The illustrations contribute a great deal to this picture book. The use of earth tones in brown, green and ochre reinforce the wolf’s desire to be part of the Land." - CM Magazine

About the authors

Of Inuit-Cree ancestry, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley was born in a tent on northernmost Baffin Island. She learned Inuit survival lore from her father, surviving residential school and attending university. In 2012, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for numerous cultural writings. Of Scottish-Mohawk ancestry, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley was born in southern Ontario, learning woodcraft and stories from his father. Training as an artist, then writer, Sean’s sci-fi work won 2nd place at the California-based Writers of the Future contest, published by Galaxy Press. Rachel and Sean have worked for decades as Arctic researchers and consultants. In writing together, they have published 10 successful books and many shorter works, celebrating the history and uniqueness of Arctic shamanism, cosmology, and cosmogony. Their novel, Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic, was a Governor General Awards Finalist and First Prize Burt Award winner.

Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley's profile page

Of Inuit-Cree ancestry, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley was born in a tent on northernmost Baffin Island. She learned Inuit survival lore from her father, surviving residential school and attending university. In 2012, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for numerous cultural writings. Of Scottish-Mohawk ancestry, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley was born in southern Ontario, learning woodcraft and stories from his father. Training as an artist, then writer, Sean’s sci-fi work won 2nd place at the California-based Writers of the Future contest, published by Galaxy Press. Rachel and Sean have worked for decades as Arctic researchers and consultants. In writing together, they have published 10 successful books and many shorter works, celebrating the history and uniqueness of Arctic shamanism, cosmology, and cosmogony. Their novel, Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic, was a Governor General Awards Finalist and First Prize Burt Award winner.

Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley's profile page

Alan Cook is an illustrator and visual developer. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Editorial Reviews

“The illustrations contribute a great deal to this picture book. The use of earth tones in brown, green and ochre reinforce the wolf’s desire to be part of the Land.”

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