The Three Hunters

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 30 Oct 2022

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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.

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...

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✨ Review ✨ The Three Hunters by Raymond Gianfrancesco; Grade 4 Class of Leo Ussak School

Written by a group of 4th graders (Nunavut, Canada), this book is a retelling of the three little pigs. The book introduces us to a variety of Inuktut (Inuit) words (including a pronunciation guide in the back), immersing us in the language in an accessible way for English speakers.

The book features three brothers and instead of of a big bad wolf, the wind taunts the brothers, challenging the shelters they build in the storm. The wind, singing to the brothers, took on almost a playful trickster form in its taunts, which made this fun to read.

I wish this included a pronunciation guide for the brothers' names as well as the other words included, but overall, this was a well-crafted book that beautifully retells this classic story through an Inuit viewpoint. The book reinforces the lesson of listening to our elders and paying attention to what we're doing.

This would be a great addition to upper elementary classrooms to bring in other perspectives!

Genre: picture book, fairytale retelling
Location: Nunavut / Northeast Arctic Canada
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022

Thanks to Inhabit Media and #netgalley for an advanced e-copy of this book!

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A great Inuit story with beautiful illustrations. I think this would be great for students to read as an indigenous piece of literature.

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This is a book that a teacher and his fourth grade class put together based on folklore they had read of the Inuit, as well as classic Western stories, such as the three little pigs. The class was in the province of Nanavut, so it makes sense that the teacher would want children who were probably Inuit, to know their language, as well as come up with a variation of folk like stories of their own.

Thus we have a story of three hunters that are hunted, not by a wolf, but by the wind, and weather.

Great illustrations. Cute rhymes and lots of words in Inuktitut (the Inuit language).
Great book to introduce kids to culture that is not their own, but that they might enjoy learning about.

<em>Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.</em>

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Thanks to Netgalley and Inhabit Media for a free digital copy.

A retelling of a story told in Inuit legend. The story has a good lesson and the illustrations are excellent. I think this book can lead to some interesting discussions between adults and children.

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I loved this story and will be making it my staff pick when it comes in. It’s the story of three brothers who live in the community of Inuit. The story is very similar to the three little pigs but instead the big bad wild is the wind. I loved how the writes incorporates so much culture and information into this story. I also loved how the author used Inuktitut words and gave readers a chart on the pronunciation in the end.

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Thank you NetGalley for the privilege of receiving this ARK

Raymond Gianfrancesco and the grade four class of Leo Ussak School, you have written a very entertaining book that snuck in many educational tidbits along the way.

I want to thank you for adding the pronunciation of the Inuktut words in the glossary. Using both the English and Inuktut in the story was helpful as well, Hopefully I won't butcher the pronounceation too badly when reading it outlook.
The drawing are equally as entertaining as the story. The eyes of the huskies let us know how they felt about each brother and their hunting skills. The wind is just beautiful., just like snow being blown about.

This book is a gem and a fun fairytale.

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This Inuit version of The Three Little Pigs gave me a great idea for a writing project that will show me that my students can incorporate things they learn about various cultures and the geography of an area into a fractured fairy tale. It’ll be a good way to integrate my social studies, narrative writing, and folklore units.

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