Article Title

The Pencil


Amanda Morgan


Inuit, Arctic, Primary, Significant Shortcomings

Document Type

Book Review


Susan lives in an iglu with her Anaana, Ataata, sister, and brother. One day when their mother is out, Susan and her siblings get bored. They draw on the ice and play with dolls until they get tired of their old games. Then Ataata suggests they use Anaana’s pencil. Excited because they have never used a pencil before, they each carefully take a turn drawing and writing on paper. Every so often Ataata sharpens the pencil with his knife until it is just a stump. Proud of their drawings, the children learn the importance of enjoying and conserving the things they have.