Magic Words - Edward Field, Stefano Vitale

Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley

 

                This short children’s book is a translation of an Inuit creation story.  The story is told via free form verse, which is quite lovely.  The illustrations are stunning.  The human characters in the story are quite obviously Inuit, and the artwork resembles Inuit style art.  The colors are wonderful but not too bright or overly “hip”.  The illustrations include animals.  Field has a list of animals in the book at the end.

 

                The other thing that the book has going for it is that it makes use of words.  It showcases the power of words in a rather beautiful way.