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Charlie loves to watch his relatives and friends get thrown high in the air during the traditional Inupiat blanket toss. But secretly, he's afraid to try it himself. At the Whaling Festival, he's ready to step up and overcome his fears. Warm humor and good energy fill the pages in this inspiring story while authentic details of Alaska Native life are shared to anchor the sCharlie loves to watch his relatives and friends get thrown high in the air during the traditional Inupiat blanket toss. But secretly, he's afraid to try it himself. At the Whaling Festival, he's ready to step up and overcome his fears. Warm humor and good energy fill the pages in this inspiring story while authentic details of Alaska Native life are shared to anchor the story in place. Glowing illustrations depict Charlie s family and village friends as they prepare for the big celebration while action scenes capture the excitement and spirit of the Festival. Exhilarating moments are expressed in the text with fun to read aloud phrases that little ones will enjoy."...

Title : Charlie and the Blanket Toss
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ISBN : 9781941821077
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Charlie and the Blanket Toss Reviews

  • Michelle McBeth
    2019-02-21 15:42

    Charlie belongs to an Inupiat village in Alaska. His father's whaling crew has brought in a whale for the whole village to share. The village will celebrate with food, dancing, sharing, and a blanket toss. This is a tradition of the Inupiat. Charlie is both nervous and excited about being tossed so high in the air. But he thinks about his father's contribution and the village traditions and is very proud. He proudly allows himself to be tossed and to be a part of this tradition.The illustrations are finely detailed, colorful and the faces of the people are absolutely adorable.This was a wonderful and well written story. Through Charlie's eyes, we are given a glimpse into the culture of the Inupiat people of Alaska. The author gives pronunciation guides on each page to help read the Inupiat words. At the end of the book is further explanation of the blanket toss and a glossary of words. The author did not give too much information in this story and yet gave just enough to make you feel as if you were there in the cold being a part of the celebration. The author makes it as simple as possible to learn about a new culture. I highly recommend this story for classrooms and for home. Recommended for ages 4-8. I would bump that up to age 10. Older children can read this for themselves and use it for classroom reports or simply to learn more about Alaskan culture.

  • Bethe
    2019-03-04 19:53

    Charlie is afraid of his first turn in the blanket toss. Story is okay, some of the illustrations are a bit awkward, like the aunt's hand holding the soup ladle. I liked the glossary at the end and old time photo of an actual blanket toss.