Kiviuq and the Bee Woman

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Kiviuq and the Bee Woman is a book about Inuit mythology. In the back of the book, it gives pronunciation and translations for some of the Inuktitut language used in the book. For instance, a woman’s knife is called an ulu (pronounced u-lu) and a polar bear is known as a nanuq (pronounced na-nook). Kiviuq is a man who goes through harsh weather and defeats scary creatures on his long journey home. The Bee Woman is half-woman and half-insect, and she disguises herself as a large woman in order to lure humans to her tent, so she can slaughter them. This book is not for little children because it has some scary images like drawings of human flesh and bones and the horrifying Bee Woman’s real face. I think it is inappropriate for any children under 9 years old because the story is graphic and violent at times. If you like creepy tales or horror stories, this book is up your alley! I really liked it because of the cool artwork and sometimes I like to be scared. I’m looking forward to reading some of the other adventures of Kiviuq.

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Author Noel McDermott • Toma Feizo Gas, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Inhabit Media
Publish Date 2019-02-08
ISBN 9781772272154
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Issue May 2019
Category Children's


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