The Origin of Day and Night

Category: Book
By (author): Ikuutaq Rumbolt, Paula
Illustrated By: Lishchenko, Lenny
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 8.00in x 9.00in x 0.00in
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$ 16.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

In this Inuit tale, the actions of a hare and a fox change the Arctic forever by creating day and night. In very early times, there was no night or day and words spoken by chance could become real. When a hare and a fox meet and express their longing for light and darkness, their words are too powerful to be denied. Passed orally from storyteller to storyteller for hundreds of years, this beautifully illustrated book weaves together elements of an origin story and a traditional animal tale, giving young readers a window into Inuit mythology.

Biographical Note

Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt is from Baker Lake, Nunavut. She has a degree in Creative Writing from Concordia University in Montreal. Growing up, formal education was strongly encouraged by her grandmother, alongside traditional Inuit beliefs. After high school, Paula attended Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa. there she learned much about Inuit history and culture. She realized how important it is to connect with her culture and began to learn as much as she could after her year in the program. She returned home for a year and learned how to sew, spoke to the elders in her community, and began to feel a very strong connection to her culture. Her first book, The Legend of Lightning and Thunder, was published in 2013.
Lenny Lishchenko is not a boy. She is an illustrator, graphic designer, and comics maker who will never give up the chance to draw a good birch tree. Ukrainian born and Canadian raised, she's interested in telling stories that people remember years later, in the early mornings when everything is quiet and still. She's worked with clients such as Lenny Letter, Power Athletics Ltd, Alberta Venture, and Rubicon Publishing and is based out of Mississauga.