Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails

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The Soccer Trails is an honor to Inuit belief; it would also be a beautiful way to help a child who has suffered a loss.

 

 

Kautajaq really loved her mother. In the spring they went fishing together; in summer they went for walks. They did everything together. But that was a long time ago: “One day a big sickness came. So many people were sick. Kataujaq’s mother coughed and coughed and they sent her away, way down south in an aeroplane.” And she never came back. Kautajaq is “almost a big girl now,” but she hasn’t stopped missing her mother, and sometimes she cries. The Soccer Trails is the story her grandmother tells her, to help her understand where her mother is now, and perhaps to feel the pain less keenly. The Soccer Trails is an honor to Inuit belief; it would also be a beautiful way to help a child who has suffered a similar loss.

 

 

Author: Michael Kusugak (Inuit)

Illustrations: Color illustrations by Vladana Langer Krykorka

Binding Availability: Paperback or Hardcover

Published: 2003

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Inuit