FISH-BOY, by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc (art), Children’s Book



The Arctic region of North America is a land of long days, icy cold, hardy people and peculiar creatures. The Inuit people there have made traditional use of remarkable folk tales to find truth and explain the mysteries of an astonishing world.

In Fish-Boy, An Inuit Folk Tale, Vanita Oelschlager retells a tale passed down by a wise old Inuit. It’s an origin story involving a little magic and a very odd boy with a large heart for friendship. On a journey with his new father, he must confront misfortune and the malice of cold hearted villagers. But he has a way.. and a lesson for all in the virtues of kindness and hospitality.


What a lovely illustrated story. This picture book is excellent for young readers wanting to learn about Inuit folklore/legends. I absolutely enjoyed reading it! Very well written and interesting enough to keep the pages turning! Highly recommend this book. The cover is adorable and grabbed my attention right away! Fantastically written, and artfully illustrated! You can’t go wrong with buying this book.

This book gives a glimpse into one of the many Inuit legends that has been passed down generation after generation and beautifully illustrated with full page art. This is an excellent book focusing on kindness and acceptance of people who may not look the same as the reader.

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