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Legend of the North
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Amitok is the smallest pup born to the white wolf family. His brother Skal is strong, but Skal’s foolishness leads to a battle with a snow bear, after which Amitok finds himself drifting alone on the ice. The spirit of his father’s father leads him to safety, but now Amitok must make his way home across the great Arctic tundra, a journey that will change him forever. This story is a mighty fable, a legend of the Inuit.
Amitok is the smallest and the weakest of the pups born to the white wolf family. His brother Skal is strong, and he quickly emerges as the natural leader who will one day take over the job of their father, old Tuluk, to lead the wolf pack. But Amitok is swift and smart, and Skal is proud and reckless, and it is Skal’s foolishness that leads to the brothers’ terrifying encounter with a snow bear. When the battle is over, Amitok finds himself alone on the ice. He drifts for days, until the spirit of his father’s father, Kivvik, appears to lead him to safety.
It was a white man’s gun that killed Kivvik. The man took the hide from his body. Later it was the wolverine who ate the flesh and broke the bones to suck out the marrow. But they did not take the spirit of Kivvik, the great white wolf. Kivvik’s spirit gives strength and direction to Amitok, and Amitok grows from a timid pup into a great wolf able to follow Kivvik. Now far from his family and the land he knows, Amitok must use that strength to make his way home across the great Arctic tundra, a journey that will change him forever. But it is when Amitok and Kivvik come to interact with the men who inhabit their barren land that their story becomes a legend of the north. This is a mighty fable, a legend of the Inuit that Sullivan portrays artfully.
“The wolf’s narrative is so skillfully written that readers easily suspend disbelief…. An exciting, satisfying read.” – Booklist
“…good character development…exciting action…. The plot itself is well-crafted… [and the] effect of talking animals works; readers will become immersed in Amitok’s adventure.” – VOYA Magazine