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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Title: The Blind Boy and the Loon
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Personal name: Arnaquq-Baril, Alethea (writer and artist) and Gies, Daniel (aritst)
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Barcode # Description Status Status Dt Due Back
016653 checked in 2023-03-16 19:13:22

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Kids Speculative Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781927095577
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Inhabit Media
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2014
Other physical details: hardcover, picture book
Summary, etc. note: Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, The Blind Boy & the Loon is a retelling of a traditional Inuit story that explains the origin of the narwhal, an arctic whale known for its distinctive spiral tusk, while cautioning listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge. In this story, a boy who has been blind for many years is approached by a loon who says she can help him regain his sight. Before restoring the boy’s sight, the loon tells the boy that it was his own mother who blinded him while she was grieving over the death of her husband. Filled with a desire for vengeance, the boy tricks his mother into harpooning a large whale and allows her to be dragged into the sea by the animal. As the mother is pulled to the bottom of the ocean, her hair twists into a tight tusk and she becomes the first narwhal. The boy’s need for revenge leaves him and his heartbroken sister alone on the land. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book format in this timeless tale
Expansion of summary note: bullying, Canada, Canadian, picture book, color, dark, educational, fantasy, flawed character, Indigenous, Indigenous character, mythology, picture book, BIPOC, own voices, PoC, people of colour
Source of acquisition: Rotem Diamant
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: February 29
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