The Eskimo Twins

by Lucy Fitch Perkins

Description:  Share the adventures of Menie and Monnie, 5 year-old twins in an Eskimo village, where the villagers have to provide for all their own needs. Their father, Kesshoo, is a brave fisherman and strong hunter and their mother Koolee is clever in making clothing and shoes out of the skins of the animals which he brings home. We watch the twins as they spot a polar bear while coasting on their sleds, then join with the villagers in the sharing of the meat and the feasting afterwards. Among the other activities they enjoy are ice fishing, building a snow house, hunting for seals, and traveling by boat to their summering ground where they catch salmon to dry for the winter. Children are captivated by the humor and playfulness in this community where the winter night lasts for four long months!

Additional information:

Ages:  6-8
Length:  168 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-059-8
Genres:  Literature, Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. The Eskimo Twins
2. The Twins Go Coasting 
3. Koolee Divides the Meat 
4. The Twins Go Fishing 
5. The Snow House 
6. The Feast 

7. The Reindeer Hunt
8. What Happened When Menie and Koko Went Hunting 
9. The Woman-Boats 
10. The Voyage 
11. The Summer Day

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