Book Review: Fish-Boy by Vanita Oelschlager

Fish-Boy by Vanita Oelschlager

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Title: Fish-Boy
Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator: Mike Blanc
Publisher: Vanita Books
Publish Date: May 1, 2018
Genre: Childrens – Picture Book
Series: na
My Rating: 4/5


The Arctic region of North America is a land of long days, icy cold, hardy people and peculiar creatures. The Inuit people there have made traditional use of remarkable folk tales to find truth and explain the mysteries of an astonishing world.

In Fish-Boy: An Inuit Folk Tale, Vanita Oelschlager retells a tale passed down by a wise old Inuit. It’s an origin story involving a little magic and a very odd boy with a large heart for friendship. On a journey with his new father, he must confront misfortune and the malice of cold hearted villagers. But he has a way…and a lesson for all in the virtues of kindness and hospitality.

Fish-Boy by Vanita Oelschlager
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An Inuit folktale. While out fishing, a fisherman comes across Fish Boy. The fisherman adopts Fish Boy, and together they encounter rejection and angry villagers. The tale of Fish Boy involves a lesson in kindness and hospitality.

Colorful artwork. A charming story to introduce children to another culture. This book is geared toward older children. As a nice touch, a list of new words and their definitions was included in the back of the book.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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