Friday, February 19, 2010
NANUQ - First Chapters
Book II – Children’s and/or young adult - NANUQ
It is a children’s story concerning a young boy living in the town of Churchill, Manitoba in the sixties. The boy’s father goes out for a snow mobile ride on Hudson’s Bay and never returns. A search party is organized and they find skidoo tracks that lead to a hole in the ice. Everyone believes that boy’s father went through the ice and drowned, but not the boy. That night, the boy is visited in his bedroom by a polar bear that can speak and tells him his name is Nanuq (which is Inuit word for polar bear).
By the by, I was born in Churchill in the sixties, so I know a thing or two about the place.