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Children's Fiction Values & Virtues

The Three Hunters

by (author) Raymond Gianfrancesco & Grade 4 Class of Leo Ussak School

illustrated by Thamires Paredes

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Jul 2022
Values & Virtues, General, Adaptations, Polar Regions
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2022
    List Price

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Akagaq, the youngest brother of three, is confident but forgetful. When he gets caught in a blizzard he makes a tent, but it is no match for the powerful winds. Trapped in the cold, Akagaq is helped by his brother Tiriaq. Tiriaq digs into a snowdrift for shelter, but the wind is still too strong and blows out their lamp. Akkiutaq, the eldest brother, arrives to save them, and brings them to the iglu he has carefully built. The wind threatens to destroy the iglu as well, but the shelter proves strong, and the brothers are safe. The brothers learn an important lesson about paying attention to their Elders, and taking care in what they do.

About the authors

Raymond Gianfrancesco lived and worked in Rankin Inlet for seven years as an elementary school teacher. He now lives and teaches high school English in Ottawa, with his wife Morna and children Neala and Bernie. 


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This story has many authors. Grade 4 students: Avra, Andrew, Michael, Puya, Tayshaun, Kyrene, Robert, Hailey, Iqaluk, Sulu, Dylan, Atuat, Joseph, Nolan, and Lisa, as well as their teacher Raymond Gianfrancesco.


Grade 4 Class of Leo Ussak School's profile page

Thamires Paredes lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Brazil and has a great passion in telling stories through her art. Her main focus is on editorial illustration, books, and advertising. She has a special love and affection for the universe of illustrations aimed at the children and youth.


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Editorial Reviews

"The story is charming and engaging, with a fresh and authentic feeling...An inspired retelling of a beloved tale."—Kirkus

"Reminiscent of the three little pigs, this story of three brothers attempting to survive a blizzard demonstrates the importance of preparation—and of heeding the wisdom of your elders."—Foreword Reviews

"The Three Hunters is another worthwhile addition to school and public library shelves and a useful curriculum adjunct to studies of the North."—CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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