Kayuktuk: An Arctic Quest

Chronicle Books
Hardbound - 40 Pages
MSRP $14.95 - Internet Special $12.50
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A coming-of-age tale set on the tundra of northern Alaska follows young Aknik as he sets out to prove his skills as a hunter so he may be allowed to hunt whale with the men of his village. As his traps are mysteriously robbed, he is forced to look deep into himself for the courage and wisdom needed to solve the problem. A tale of native Inuits living in the traditional way. 

  • Illustrated in acrylics by award-winning painter 
    Jon Van Zyle.

  • "Heinz and Van Zyle team up for an involving glimpse of the lives of traditional Inupiat people.. The lengthy text is dramatic; the paintings are a realistic accompaniment."
    Kirkus Reviews

  • "Heinz's adventure tale has successfully captured a slice of life in the arctic."
    School Library Journal

  • "This beautifully written book is rich in language and illustrations. The glossary enhances an already splendid book."
    Lorgnette - Heart of Texas Literature Center

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