The Old Ways

The Old Ways

Book - 2014
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Simon enjoys school, TV, pizza, and video games. So when his grandmother tells legends of the sea goddess, Sedna, and his grandfather invites him to build an igloo, Simon's heart sinks. "Sorry Ananaksaq, my show is on. Sorry, Ataatga, maybe another time," he responds. Secretly he thinks his grandparents are stuck in their old ways. Secretly his grandparents hide their disappointment and wait for "another time." Soon enough, that other time comes. When he and his grandparents prepare to visit relatives in Igloolik, Simon thinks it is ridiculous to heap oil lamps, extra fuel, tools, food, snowshoes, and caribou skins onto their sled. But when a blizzard closes in, and the snowmobile breaks down, Simon begins to understand the value of traditional ways.
Publisher: Markham, ON : Fifth House, 2014
ISBN: 9781927083161
Characteristics: [30] p. : col., ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Mantha, John illustrator.1960-


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Nov 06, 2018

Gave us a great appreciation for the challenges of northern life as well as the ingenuity and adaptability of humans in harsh conditions. A lovely story of family, generations and the enrichment grandparents bring to the lives of children. Also spurned an igloo obsession in our house...

Dec 28, 2016

Very good story . After getting stranded on the way to Uncles for Christmas the Grandson soon learns that sometimes knowing the " old ways " of doing things can come in handy . New isn't all it's cracked up to be .

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