A sing-song parable that serves as an introduction to traditional Inuit storiesIt s bedtime for baby ptarmigan, but he will t go to sleep. So his grandmother decides to tell him a bedtime story that he will never forget. With whimsical illustrations by Qin Leng, this nursery rhyme is an inspired rendition of a traditional Inuit origin tale. Retold by Cape Dorset elder Qaunaq Mikkigak and author Joanne Schwartz, is perfect for the youngest of readers.
Qaunaq Mikkigak is an elder, artist, and throat singer. She is the coauthor of The Legend of the Fog and she was featured in Dorset Sculpture and Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset and Cape. She lives in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada. Joanne Schwartz is a children s librarian and the author of the children s picture books City Alphabet, City Numbers, and Our Corner Grocery Store, which was nominated for the 2010 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She is the coauthor of The Legend of the Fog. She lives in Toronto. Qin Leng is a designer and illustrator. She is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story and A Walk on the Tundra. She lives in Toronto.