A Promise Is A Promise

A Promise Is A Promise

Book - 1988
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When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape the Qallupilluit--the troll-like creatures her parents have always warned her about that live beneath the frozen surface of the sea. But the only way to break out of their grasp is through an exchange: Allashua can go free if she brings her brothers and sisters back to the sea ice instead. Allashua doesn't want to give them up, but what can she do? After all, a promise is a promise.

A Promise Is a Promise is a collaboration between award-winning storyteller Michael Kusugak and celebrated children's author Robert Munsch. This 30th anniversary edition brings all of the tension of the traditional Inuit story to a new generation of readers. Added features include a new foreword by Michael Kusugak on his role as a storyteller and the importance of storytelling in Inuit culture.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c1988
ISBN: 9781550370096
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kusugak, Michael
Krykorka, Vladyana


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May 14, 2019

This beautifully illustrated book is written by seasoned Canadian Children's author with Nunavut author Michael Kusugak. It is an adventure story about how Allasha disobeys her mother and goes fishing in the ocean. She encounters the Qallupilluit and the story tells of what happens next. Your children(and you,) will love this book. Will make a great gift for a wide range of ages.

Jan 03, 2015

Good story . Goes to show how if you use your head you can probably have good end results. When the whole family pitches in the results are even better.
Good book .

Jan 30, 2012

This was one of my fav. books when I was little. Reading it now, I'm not sure what was so special about it. I guess thats what being a kid was all about? maybe not though

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