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Putuguq and Kublu

by (author) Danny Christopher

illustrated by Astrid Arijanto

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
May 2017
General, Native Canadian, Siblings, Native American, Polar Regions, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2017
    List Price

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Putuguq and Kublu are a sister and brother who cannot get along. They love to pull pranks and one-up each other every chance they get! When one of Putuguq's pranks does not go as planned, the feuding siblings find themselves on the land with their grandfather, learning a bit about Inuit history, between throwing snowballs, that is.

About the authors

Danny Christopher has travelled throughout the Canadian Arctic as an instructor for Nunavut Arctic College. He is the illustrator of The Legend of the Fog, A Children’s Guide to Arctic Birds, and Animals Illustrated: Polar Bear, and author of Putuguq and Kublu. His work on The Legend of the Fog was nominated for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustration Award. He lives in Toronto with his wife, three children, and a puppy.

Danny Christopher's profile page

Astrid Arijanto is a designer and illustrator who spent her childhood drawing on any surface she could get her hands on: from papers to walls to all the white fences around her parents’ house. Since then, her work has appeared in various media and publications across Canada and Asia. She lives in Toronto and spends most of her days designing and illustrating beautiful books. In her free time she enjoys travelling with her partner, exploring the great outdoors, and chasing after their wild and rambunctious puppy, Spanky.

Astrid Arijanto's profile page


  • Unknown, United States Board on Books for Young People, Outstanding International Books Selection
  • Unknown, Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens

Editorial Reviews

“An emotionally and spiritually warming visit to the Arctic.”—Kirkus Review

“[A] fun romp across the tundra that will spark discussions about the Arctic, the Inuit and getting along with your siblings.”—CanLit for Little Canadians

“Endnotes about inuksuit and the vanished Tuniit/Dorset people round out an entertaining story of sibling one-upmanship.”—Publishers Weekly

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Other titles by Astrid Arijanto