{Magic Words: From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit: Vanita Oelschlager}

{Magic Words: From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit: Vanita Oelschlager}

{Synopsis} – Magic Words describes a world where humans and animals share bodies and languages, where the world of the imagination mixes easily with the physical. It began as a story that told how the Inuit people came to be and became a legend passed from generation to generation. In translation it grew from myth to poem. The text comes from expedition notes recorded by Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen in 1921. Edward Field got a copy from the Harvard Library and translated it into English.

{My thoughts} – This is a nice fast read. The illustrations fit in nicely with the written words. It is more or less a book that says words are important and what you say can have a consequence. Therefore, it is always a good idea to think before you speak. I think that this is a good book for any child’s library as it can be used to show them that they need to think things through before the say things. All too often children and adults alike speak out of hurt or anger and say things they don’t mean. This book helps to show that children are not alone and others make mistakes that are similar as well. I did enjoy reading this book to my youngest and he enjoyed it. However, he is six and I had to explain to him my interpretation of the book, because he didn’t have any real idea as to what the book was about.

I look forward to reading more books by this author as I have come to love her unique take on the world around us.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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