The Most Amazing Bird

Category: Book
By (author): Arvaarluk Kusugak, Michael
Illustrated By: Qappik, Andrew
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: November 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 7.00in x 9.50in
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$ 21.95
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From The Publisher*

A young girl discovers nature's surprising beauty in this tale from a renowned Inuit storyteller.  

When Aggataa goes for a cold winter walk with her grandmother, she's surprised by a sudden CRAH! All the birds have flown south for the winter except one kind-the tulugarguat, the ravens. They're the ugliest birds that Aggaataa has ever seen. They look like they slept in their coats-coats that don't even fit! However, as the winter slowly moves towards spring, Aggataa connects with one small raven in particular. 

As the seasons change in full, the ravens leave and are replaced by seagulls, cranes, geese, ducks, and swans-all of them far more elegant than the "Ugly Bird." But where Aggataa once thought the ravens odd for visiting during the harshest part of the year, she now finds herself watching the horizon, waiting for the return of the most amazing bird. 

This touching story by award-winning author Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak reminds us of our lasting connection to nature, while art by celebrated illustrator Andrew Qappik, CM, illuminates the enduring magic of the changing seasons.

Review Quote*

"The illustrations enrich the text and celebrate the heartwarming message that nature is a wonderful gift that we can connect to and relish."