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Houston, James 1921-2005

Works: 190 works in 850 publications in 15 languages and 21,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Folklore  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Legends  Drama  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.H819, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Houston
The white dawn : an Eskimo saga by James Houston( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1896, three survivors from a whaling misadventure are nursed back to health by Eskimo villagers who share their food, women, and way of life with the strangers. In return, the foreigners introduce to the villagers the spirit of competitiveness that rules the white man's world
Frozen fire : a tale of courage by James Houston( Book )

74 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 11 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to find his father who has been lost in a storm, a young boy and his Eskimo friend brave wind storms, starvation, wild animals, and wild men during their search in the Canadian Arctic
Ghost fox by James Houston( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped by the Abnaki Indians in colonial times, sixteen-year-old Sarah Wells gradually adopts the Abnaki way of life and must eventually choose between it and returning to the life from which she was taken
Tiktaʼliktak : an Eskimo legend by James Houston( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Eskimo hunter fights for survival while stranded on an isolated and desolate island
Spirit wrestler by James Houston( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inuit hunters bring a dying man to the camp of the administrator of Baffin Island. Revived by the officer, the man, Shoona, lives long enough to tell his story. An unwanted orphan, Shoona is taught to be a 'spirit wrestler, ' a shaman capable of influencing the demons and spirits that control human destiny. Revered at first for his magic, Shoona becomes a feared outcast when his enemies are overtaken by uncanny and fatal events. Then, out of pride, he steals the sacred amulets of the powerful sea goddess Sedna, and is confronted by a mysterious white man who is obsessed with Inuit lore, and who soon attracts Shoona's wife
Running west by James Houston( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish clerk banished from his homeland meets a young Indian woman of the Dene Nation when they are sent to collect fur and valuable metals in the early 1700s in the Canadian North
Eskimo prints by James Houston( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in 5 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the dream people : chants and images from the Indians and Eskimos of North America by James Houston( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes translations of traditional chants from a number of North American tribes including the Eskimo, Winnebago, Sia, Tenasa, Tlingit, Delaware, Papago, Pima, Haida, and many others
Akavak; an Eskimo journey by James Houston( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akavak and his grandfather make an exciting journey to see the old man's brother once more before his death
River runners : a tale of hardship and bravery by James Houston( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young boys, who have been sent into the Canadian interior to set up a fur-collecting station, are befriended by a Naskapi Indian family
Confessions of an igloo dweller by James Houston( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses his years living in the Arctic from 1948 to 1962, where he pursued his art career and encouraged the natural artistic abilities of the Inuit people, helping them find outlets for their work
Eagle song : an indian saga based on true events by James Houston( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and German and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on the brief memoirs of John Jewitt, survivor of a ship plundered by Nootka Indians in the 19th century. John Jewitt, along with the other survivor, John Thompson, was held captive for two years by the Nookta Indians
Celebrating Inuit art, 1948-1970 by James Houston( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First came the Indians by M. J Wheeler( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes six North American Indian tribes: Creek, Iroqois, Chippewa, Sioux, Makah, and Hopi, detailing their material culture and social structure
Long claws : an Arctic adventure by James Houston( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Followed by a huge grizzly bear, an Eskimo brother and sister make a perilous trek across the storm-swept tundra to bring back a frozen caribou to their hungry family
Ghost paddle; a northwest coast Indian tale by James Houston( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of constant warfare, an Indian chieftain and the young people of his tribe take a daring unarmed trip into their enemies' territory seeking peace
Wolf run; a Caribou Eskimo tale by James Houston( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the caribou herds fail to return in the spring, famine becomes so acute that a young Eskimo boy sets out alone in search of food
The ice master : a novel of the Arctic by James Houston( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1875 two ships set sail from Connecticut, one "captained by a hard-as-nails Yankee veteran" and the other by a young Newfoundlander, "an expert at sailing through ice fields in a wooden hull--an 'Ice Master'--but inexperienced in the specialized, bloody trade of Arctic whaling."--Jacket
Kiviok's magic journey : an Eskimo legend by James Houston( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiviok goes in search of his wife, who, under the spell of a wicked raven, has flown away with their children
L'archer blanc : [une légende esquimaude] by James Houston( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un texte de 1967 bien présenté, intéressant pour les amateurs de contes et légendes et qui, d'un point de vue ethnologique, peut aider à mieux comprendre la mentalité de nos voisins du Grand Nord
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Frozen fire : a tale of courage
Alternative Names
Houston, James

Houston, James, 1921-

Houston, James 1921-2005

Houston, James A.

Houston, James A. 1921-

Houston, James A. 1921-2005

Houston, James A. (James Archibald), 1921-2005

Houston, James Archibald.

Houston James Archibald 1921-2005

Hyūsuton, Jaimuzu 1921-2005

Hyūsuton, Jeimuzu 1921-2005

James Archibald Houston Canadian artist, designer, children's writer

יוסטון, ג'יימס 1921-2005

יוסטון, ג'מס 1921-2005


ヒューストン, ジェイムズ

ヒューストン, ジェームズ

Frozen fire : a tale of courageGhost foxTiktaʼliktak : an Eskimo legendRunning westConfessions of an igloo dwellerEagle song : an indian saga based on true eventsCelebrating Inuit art, 1948-1970Long claws : an Arctic adventureThe ice master : a novel of the Arctic