Vanishing Cultures: Frozen Land
Written and photographed by Jan Reynolds
Kenalogak, a young Inuit girl, is helping her father build an igloo. She and her family sleep in this ice home while they are hunting caribou, an animal very important to her people.
While Father is hunting and Mother is sewing coats of caribou skin, Kenalogak and her brother play games and go ice fishing. Inside the igloo at night Grandmother and Grandfather lead the family in songs and dances. Kenalogak enjoys this time with her family, away from the village, learning the traditional ways of her people and their land.
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About the Creators
is an award-winning author and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. All seven books in her Vanishing Cultures series of photo-essays for children were recognized as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Reynolds is also an avid skier, mountain climber, and adventurer. She holds the world record for women's high altitude skiing, was part of the first expedition to circumnavigate Mount Everest, and performed a solo crossing of the Himalayas. Reynolds lives with her family in Stowe, Vermont.
About This Title
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
National Council for the Social Studies/ Children's Book Council
Interest Level:Grades K - 6
Reading Level:Grades 2 - 3
Comparing/Classifying/Measuring, Photographic Illustrations, Animal/Biodiversity/Plant Adaptations, Nature/Science, Nonfiction, Similarities and Differences, Responsibility, Native American Interest, Multiethnic interest, Home, Holidays/Traditions, Grandparents, Families, Environment/Nature, Cultural Diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Animals, Empathy/Compassion, Exploring Ecosystems, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Informational Text, Pride
Part of These Collections
Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Informational Nonfiction Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level P, Diverse Background English Collection Grades 3-6, Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Vanishing Cultures Series, High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), High-Low Books for Teens (Middle and High School), Water Collection Environmental Collection, Nonfiction Collection Middle School, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, Appendix B Diverse Collection Middle School,