Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Second Book in Ishigaq Trilogy Coming Soon

The second book in the Ishigaq trilogy will be printed in September 2011. This story involves two young girls going on a quest with Her Allness Nipster to learn what they will need to know as women. The girls learn about things ranging from their moon cycles to how to navigate using the snow, stars and outcroppings.

Early in the story Wendy (a Big Person) steps on the Ishigaq underground colony throwing the Ishigaq into crisis as their colony begins to cave in. Her Allness Nipster uses her magical cane to shrink Wendy to save the colony. When her cane is later stolen by the Big People, Her Allness Nipster has no ability to return Wendy to her former size because she has lost her magical powers. The magical cane is critical to the lives of the Little People and they must retrieve it at all costs, even if the Big People are six times taller than their 30 cm height.

Through this story young teens will learn about the harm caused by stereotyping, some of the implications of global warming for people in the arctic, working cooperatively with others, living on the land, and respect for the animals and environment.

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