Monday, February 16, 2009

Doug's Illustrations Help Tell the Story of Makpa, an Eskimo-Canadian Boy

"In the harsh climate of Arctic Bay a boy matures quickly. And such was the case with 11-year-old Makpa and the eventful year he spent growing up, acquiring a newfound pride - becoming a man . . . Sensitively captured in text and illustration, Makpa's adventures in his Baffin Island home will charm readers of all ages. Makpa, his family, neighbours and friends are all brought to life in this fast-moving story of Canada's North. The hardships, the good humour, the know-how of hunting and adapting to rigorous conditions are presented in a lively and entertaining style."

Makpa was written by Margery Hinds, illustrated by Doug Sneyd and published by Ryerson Press in 1971.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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