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The Resource Polar boy, Sandy Fussell

Polar boy, Sandy Fussell

Label
Polar boy
Title
Polar boy
Statement of responsibility
Sandy Fussell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Polar Boy is the tale of a 14th Century polar community, the Thule (too-lee) people, who migrated from Alaska to Canada. The main character, Illuak, has been told by his soothsayer Grandmother that it is his fate to save his people from a bear. But the mere thought of a polar bear makes Illuak's stomach churn and he lives in fear of this destined encounter. Illuak eventually summons the courage to rescue a Northman child from a polar bear. But, in doing so, realises there is a greater challenge involved in the prophecy - to face Bear, the Northmens leader. Illuak is initially terrified, but shows great strength and calls the Bear to him - an act which eventually unites the two tribes. Illuak's journey ends with the beginning of another following the Bear to the green lands in search of adventure."--provided by publisher
Summary
"Polar Boy is the tale of a 13th Century polar community, the Thule (too-lee) people, who migrated from Alaska to Canada. The main character, Illuak, has been told by his soothsayer Grandmother that it is his fate to save his people from a bear. But the mere thought of a polar bear makes Illuak's stomach churn and he lives in fear of this destined encounter. Illuak eventually summons the courage to rescue a Northman child from a polar bear. But, in doing so, realises there is a greater challenge involved in the prophecy - to face Bear, the Northmens leader. Illuak is initially terrified, but shows great strength and calls the Bear to him - an act which eventually unites the two tribes. Illuak's journey ends with the beginning of another following the Bear to the green lands in search of adventure."--provided by publisher
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
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343982
Cataloging source
ANL
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Fussell, Sandy
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For children
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Polar Eskimos
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Polar boy, Sandy Fussell
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042741165
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
203 p.
Isbn
9781921150388
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps
Label
Polar boy, Sandy Fussell
Publication
Control code
000042741165
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
203 p.
Isbn
9781921150388
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps

Library Locations

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      1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville, NSW, 2036, AU
      -33.962293 151.245961
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