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The Eskimo Twins

Lucy Fitch Perkins

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .P> Monnie gave her a leather string with a lucky stone tied to it. Koolee put that on the bear's head too.

Then she said, "There! In five days' time the bear's spirit will give the shadows of these things to your grandfather. Then we can eat the head, but not until we are sure the bear's spirit has reached the home of the Dead."

"That is well," the Angakok said to the twins, when Koolee had finished. "Your grandfather will be pleased with your presents, I know. Your grandfather was a just man. I knew him well. He always paid great respect to me. Whenever he brought a bear home he gave me not only a hind leg, but the liver as well! I should not be surprised if he sent the bear this way, knowing how fond I am of bear's liver."

The Angakok placed his hand on his stomach and rolled up his eyes. "But times are not what they once were," he went on. "People care now only for their own stomachs! They would rather have the liver themselve. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I read this to my seven and four year old boys and we all enjoyed it. There were a number of humorous scenes that the boys enjoyed throughly, and they also liked the glimpse into a life so different from there. The chapters can be a little long for reading out loud in one sitting but they are broken

I loved this little book. It was published in 1914. Therefore, there is no PC language and it's story is told exactly like life was back then. It goes through an entire year of an Eskimo village and the adventures of the twins and their little village. From an adult perspectve as the reader, it's am

We read this as a read-aloud and the boys and I loved it. I learned a great deal and would like further reading. At several points I had to stop reading because the boys were laughing so hard. They had the same opinion of the Angakok as Menie, Monnie, and Koko had. ;) And when he got stuck in the ig

This book brought back so many memories my Granny let me have her really old copy of this book and I just adore the pictures and reading the adventures that the Eskimo Twins get up to there are funny parts in this book and the chapters are broken down into little chunks I really recommend this book

kinda good