I read this book so that I could have discussions with my son who was doing the book study. I couldn’t help but ponder and wonder while I read, “Why don’t they move to a less harsh climate?” At the same time I was in awe and felt a longing to connect with family as they did. Those family connections came about because of those harsh conditions. They depended on each other for their very survival. I loved reading about the family relationships in this book, how they grew closer as they faced their hardships together.
We read this as a family read-aloud and were captivated by this true story. Beautiful writing and engaging story. We loved how the book was full of messages of family love and courage.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved getting to know Alea, the main character. She was hardworking, loyal, and strong. It was interesting to learn about how the Inuits lived as well. I really like that it is story about real people that persevered in difficult times. I would recommend this book!
I bought this book with the book study (pdf), my daughter loves it. As an Inuit I absolutely loved the lessons in the book study, as well as, the book wording. Respecting cultures is an amazing and wonderful attribute to both the book and book study. I’m very impressed by this, thank you. Amazing!
When my 14 yo saw me reading this, she said, “Isn’t it so beautiful, Mom?! It’s one of my favorite books!” We were both really touched to know that this is a true story. The descriptions of this family’s life truly are beautiful, and I’ll admit that I shed tears more than once through the last section of the book. The Introduction mentions this book’s sequel. I hope TGATB plans to publish that book as well!
At the age of ten, Inuit child Alea lost her mother and grew up with only the influence of her father and older brother. She became an excellent hunter, fisher, and trapper. Many worried that she would never learn the finer points of being womanlike; however, this did not bother Alea at all. Follow this exciting, true story of an Inuit daughter, surrounded by the love of her family, who experienced many adventures both in the wild and in society.
The Good and the Beautiful Library is all about bringing the best books to children, and Wild Like the Foxes definitely is among some of the best books out there. With profound messages, beautiful writing, and a fascinating true story, this book was a favorite with our editing team. –Jenny Phillips
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