For many days, there had been no food in the Inuit camp where Brother and Little Sister lived . . . They had set out early that morning, hoping to find some food they could bring back to share with th
For many days, there had been no food in the Inuit camp where Brother and Little Sister lived . . . They had set out early that morning, hoping to find some food they could bring back to share with their people."
Sister Lightning and Brother Thunder are children at play, dancing across the great arctic sky in this touching story about the search for a home.
Returning to camp, the children find their people have left without them. Through the long, cold night, they huddle near a fire and talk into the night. Unable to decide which of their animal cousins they should stay with while they wait for the return of their people, the children decide to live amongst the stars instead. Their journey to the sky is a homecoming in which they rediscover the beauty of play.
Orphans in the Sky is a moving account of the courage and loyalty experienced by two lonely orphans who find a home in the sky.
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"Gently told in a clear, matter-of-fact language that's always welcome. . . . Krykorka's vibrant illustrations are highlights of the book."
-- Quill & Quire
"Shimmering, surreal, colour illustrations."
-- Globe & Mail
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Canadian Toy Testing Council's Great Books for Children, 2006
2005 Alberta Children's Book Award nominee
2005 Alberta Book Illustration of the Year nominee
Shining Willow nominee 2006
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Born in the United States, Jeanne Bushey, along with her husband and two daughters, set out for Iqualuit in 1973 and later moved to Yellowknife. She has been a kindergarden teacher and also has an interest in drama. She began writing original scripts for her own productions and co-founded the Mildred Hall Drama Festival. She turned her talents to writing stories and articles for magazines such as Children's Digest, Learning Magazine, Today's Parent and Parenting Magazine.
emigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia in 1968. Having studied art and architecture in Prague, she continued her education at the Ontario College of Art. Working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, she has won awards for book illustration and magazine design, including the Ruth Schwartz Award and the Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Citation. Vladyana lives in Toronto.