The Giant Bear: An Inuit Folktale
Jose Angutingunrik & Eva Widermann
Inhabit Media (2012)
Reviewed by Sophia McElroy (age 10) for Reader Views (1/13)
“The Giant Bear: An Inuit Folktale” by Jose Angutingunrik and Eva Widermann is about a husband and wife who live in Antarctica. They were hunting for seals. They heard a rumble and they saw a giant bear in the sea! He put snow over the ocean to protect him and his wife. But, he let his shadow go over the bear; the bear woke up, and broke the snow! They needed to stay away, but he decided to try to kill it!
My favorite part of “The Giant Bear: An Inuit Folktale” by Jose Angutingunrik and Eva Widermann was when the bear broke the snow and my favorite character is the giant bear. The husband and wife have one child, a wolf mother, and three wolf cubs. The whole book has beautiful watercolor winter scenes, but some of the story deals with death. Many of the scenes may be a little scary for younger children who might be frightened by blood or angry giant bears!
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