Monday, July 12, 2010
Along the way Alvin found help from many until he got to Pond Inlet where Idlouk Tana lived. There he was given the Inuit name Kukukulik, which in English means “The one who plays the flute.” Every night he played his music with Idlouk. Idlouk was the only person living on Pond Inlet. He lived in a makeshift house and survived on the animals that he caught in his traps.
At first Idlouk didn’t want Alvin to stay, but soon he was teaching Alvin how to survive in the Arctic. He taught Alvin how to set traps to catch animals. Idlouk shows him how to be very careful when walking, and to always poke his walking stick in the snow before taking a step. Soon Alvin is living like an Inuit.
This book was very descriptive throughout, and I could visualize each scene and each characters personality perfectly.
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 1:12 PM