Born in a small town near the Arctic Ocean, a white child named Luke is given the Eskimo name "Kupaaq" and welcomed into the Eskimo village. Aalak, the family friend honored with naming the child, teaches young Kupaaq about Eskimo culture and Arctic life. Kupaaq’s adventures include learning about fish and whale camp, the northern lights, and snow caves, and readers are led into a world of cold and darkness so common to Arctic dwellers.
Author George’s affection for the culture of the Inupiat Eskimo shines through in this stimulating tribute. Detailed, realistic watercolor illustrations are a visual delight, and accurately portray, along with the text, the all-encompassing relationship that Arctic dwellers have with wildlife and nature