2007-02-07

Illustration: Människornas Land

Inuit is said to have many meanings - one of them being The Land of Man (Människornas Land). I happened to stumble upon this charming children's book illustrated by the wonderful Dane Ingrid Vang Nyman (1916-1959). She will always be known as the first illustrator of the Pippi Longstocking stories, but here is something else. It's a story about the Inuit children Nuka and Naja who gets lost and has to make ways to survive in nature. One of the ways is collecting eggs as you'll see below. A few more pictures to see here.

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Boris Margolin said...

This really is a beautiful book. I have an edition translated into Inuit and published in 1973, titled Inuit Nunaat. I hadn't known the title of the original.