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The Most Amazing Bird by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak, CM, Andrew Qappik

madhamster's review against another edition

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4.0

A wonderful story of nature, and family.

eringl's review against another edition

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hopeful lighthearted reflective fast-paced

4.5

elizabethlk's review against another edition

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4.0

The Most Amazing Bird by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak, illustrated by Andrew Qappik, is a lovely picture book. From an Inuit writer and illustrator, we get to see the story of a young girl named Aggataa and her grandmother as they watch the birds outside their Arctic home. For a full year, we see a touching story unfold as we follow how Aggataa comes to love and appreciate the ravens in her northern community, especially in the winter when the sky is absent of other birds. The story is sweet, the illustrations are simple and lovely, and overall, it makes for a lovely read. I've read a little of Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak's work in the past, and his storytelling style continues to bring me a great deal of enjoyment.

I would recommend this book for any child, but especially children who are interested in birds in any way.

cindymackey's review against another edition

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3.0

The Most Amazing Bird is the story of a granddaughter, Aggataa, and her grandmother who observe birds in their surroundings. While at first, Aggataa strongly dislikes the raven, she is slowly won over by this 'most amazing' bird.
While I love the introduction to the Yupik culture, the connection to nature and the relationship between grandchild and grandmother, I felt the main character did not come across as very likeable, especially in the beginning when she yells at the raven, calling it an ugly bird. If only she was more likeable, the story could be one to read many times over, as a picture book ought to be. My actual rating is 3.5.

smorrison4's review against another edition

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4.0

I requested and received this book from Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak and Annick Press Ltd. through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

I agree, Raven’s are the most amazing bird! I love that this book is introducing so many different birds and their Inuk names to children. I also love that you could hear how some Inuk words are pronounced if you got to the authors website.

lohn's review against another edition

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1.0

I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I did not like this book very much. I expected it to be in more languages than just English, but there are a lot of words that are not defined, and for a kids book, it seems quite long. The pictures are really well done though.

elizabethlk's review

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4.0

The Most Amazing Bird by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak, illustrated by Andrew Qappik, is a lovely picture book. From an Inuit writer and illustrator, we get to see the story of a young girl named Aggataa and her grandmother as they watch the birds outside their Arctic home. For a full year, we see a touching story unfold as we follow how Aggataa comes to love and appreciate the ravens in her northern community, especially in the winter when the sky is absent of other birds. The story is sweet, the illustrations are simple and lovely, and overall, it makes for a lovely read. I've read a little of Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak's work in the past, and his storytelling style continues to bring me a great deal of enjoyment.

I would recommend this book for any child, but especially children who are interested in birds in any way.
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