"Newbery Medalist (Jean Craighead) George... -- with Aalak, an Inupiat Eskimo as guide -- takes young nature-lovers on a tour of the North in this picture-book ode to the Arctic. When Luke is born in a small Arctic town, the village leader, Aalak gives him an Eskimo name, that of Aalak's own father, Kupaaq. With this special bond ..., Aalak introduces little Kupaaq to his Arctic landscape and Inupiat Eskimo customs. George's text, abundant with vital experiences and detailed descriptions of daily life, is fodder for Minor's watercolors, luminous as the northern lights that bring the Arctic's palate to life . . . George and Minor's invitation to the Arctic's extreme climate and extraordinary wildlife make this a trip well worth taking."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
My son and I enjoyed learning about this kid's life in Alaska. We knew very little about Eskimo or modern Alaskan culture, although my son knew way more about Alaska's climate and seasons than I did ... Read full review
Review: Arctic SonUser Review - Kristin - Goodreads
When Luke is born, he is given an Eskimo name by a family friend who then teaches him how to live and respect their Arctic home. Detailed, realistic watercolor paintings accurately portray life in the Arctic, from the sweeping Northern Lights to a close up of a snowy owl. Read full review