WorldCat Identities

Kusugak, Michael

Works: 46 works in 218 publications in 6 languages and 6,048 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Literature  Short stories  Illustrated works  Christmas fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Other, Translator
Classifications: PZ7.M927, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Kusugak
A promise is a promise : story by Robert N Munsch( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape and to further trick the Qallupilluit when she promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them. About the Classic Munsch series: Robert Munsch's award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide. His stories reflect the joys and challenges of everyday living, offering zany, yet utterly normal, experiences of family life. Munsch has sold over 40 million books in 20 countries and many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Beginning with Mud Puddle in 1979, Munsch continued captivating children and adults with stories like Thomas's Snowsuit, David's Father, I Have to Go!, and the classic Love You Forever
T is for territories : a Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut alphabet by Michael Kusugak( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An A to Z pictorial that covers Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut's famous people, history, geography, and provincial symbols
The littlest sled dog by Michael Kusugak( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little dog named Igvillu dreams of being a sled dog in the North
My Arctic 1, 2, 3 by Michael Kusugak( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak shares stories of Arctic life in counting book format. Beginning readers are introduced to Arctic animals - from polar bears to caribou - as well as the landscape and people" Cf. Our choice, 1997-1998.--
Baseball bats for Christmas by Michael Kusugak( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story about Christmas, baseball bats and trees is children's set in Repulse Bay, Northwest Territories. Grade 3 and up. Inuktitut captions on lining papers
Northern lights : the soccer trails by Michael Kusugak( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little Inuit girl, Kataujaq, mother dies when she is young. Kataujaq's grandmother tells her a story of the Inuit belief that when people die their souls go to live in the heavens and we see them as them as the Northern lights
Munschworks 3 : the third Munsch treasury by Robert N Munsch( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third volume includes 'Stephanie's Ponytail,' 'A Promise is a Promise,' 'Angela's Airplane,' 'Jonathan Cleaned Up - Then He Heard a Sound,' and 'Show and Tell'" Cf. Our choice, 2001
Hide and sneak by Michael Kusugak( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Allashua, an Eskimo girl, goes outdoors to play hide-and-seek, she does not heed her mother's warnings and she meets an Ijiraq
The Munschworks grand treasury by Robert N Munsch( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paper Bag Princessillustrated by Michael MartchenkoThe Fire Stationillustrated by Michael MartchenkoI Have to Go!illustrated by Michael MartchenkoDavid's Fatherillustrated by Michael MartchenkoThomas' Snowsuitillustrated by Michael MartchenkoPigsillustrated by Michael MartchenkoMortimerillustrated by Michael MartchenkoPurple, Green and Yellowillustrated by HC)lC(ne DesputeauxMurmel Murmel Murmelillustrated by Michael MartchenkoSomething Goodillustrated by Michael MartchenkoStephanie's Ponytailillustrated by Michael MartchenkoAngela's Airplaneillustrated by Michael MartchenkoJonathan Cleaned Up - Then He Heard a Soundillustrated by Michael MartchenkoShow and Tellillustrated by Michael MartchenkoA Promise is a Promiseby Robert Munsch & Michael Kusugakillustrated by Vladyana Langer Krykorka
Who wants rocks? by Michael Kusugak( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Old Joe the prospector comes to Little Mountain looking for gold. After many mountains are reduced to rubble, he realizes that true wealth and happiness surround him in nature" Cf. Our choice, 2000
The curse of the shaman : a marble island story by Michael Kusugak( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disgruntled shaman named Paaliaq puts a curse on the baby Wolverine. He then forbids the future marriage of Wolverine to his daughter Breath and banishes Wolverine
Munsch mini-treasury one by Robert N Munsch( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents five short stories for children about a princess, an airplane, sleepwalking, sea trolls, and pigs
The most amazing bird by Michael Kusugak( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young girl discovers nature's surprising beauty in this tale from a renowned Inuit storyteller. When Aggataa goes for a cold winter walk with her grandmother, she's surprised by a sudden CRAH! All the birds have flown south for the winter except one kind--the tulugarguat, the ravens. They're the ugliest birds that Aggaataa has ever seen. They look like they slept in their coats--coats that don't even fit! However, as the winter slowly moves towards spring, Aggataa connects with one small raven in particular. As the seasons change in full, the ravens leave and are replaced by seagulls, cranes, geese, ducks, and swans--all of them far more elegant than the "Ugly Bird." But where Aggataa once thought the ravens odd for visiting during the harshest part of the year, she now finds herself watching the horizon, waiting for the return of the most amazing bird. This touching story by award-winning author Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak reminds us of our lasting connection to nature, while art by celebrated illustrator Andrew Qappik, CM, illuminates the enduring magic of the changing seasons."--
Une promesse, c'est une promesse by Robert Munsch( )

5 editions published in 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La petite Allashua ne croit pas en l'existence des Qallupilluits, ces créatures similaires aux trolls qui, aux dires de sa maman, capturent les enfants qui s'approchent seuls des crevasses de glace. La voilà donc qui décide d'outrepasser la promesse qu'elle a faite à ses parents en allant pêcher seule au bord de l'océan. Quelques instants plus tard, elle est capturée par les Qallupilluits, qui l'entraînent dans leur royaume, sous les glaces océanes. Les poumons en feu, Allashua promet à ses ravisseurs d'entraîner ses frères et soeurs près des crevasses s'ils lui laissent la vie sauve. Et, cette fois, elle réussit à la fois à tenir sa promesse et à sauver sa famille en recourant à une ruse ingénieuse ... [SDM]
Des battes de baseball pour Noël by Michael Kusugak( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in French and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic comics by Nick Burns( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of myth, adventure and humour, told at the top of the world
Les aurores boréales : joueurs de soccer by Michael Kusugak( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Par un beau clair de lune, les AURORES BORÉALES sortent pour jouer. Leur nom scientifique est « aurora borealis » mais nous les appelons « Aqsalijaat », c’est-à-dire « les traces laissées par les joueurs de soccer »; sur l’Île de Baffin, on les appelle « Aqsamiit », « les traces de soccer ». Elles aiment sortir lorsque le ciel est clair et vif et que les étoiles brillent dans la nuit. Le soccer est un jeu traditionnel chez les Inuits. Nous croyons que les âmes des personnes décédées aiment s’amuser à jouer un bon match de soccer comme elles le faisaient lorsqu’elles vivaient. Elles courent d’un bout à l’autre du ciel en tapant sur une tête de morse qui leur sert de ballon. Voilà ce que sont les aurores boréales.--Quatrième de couverture
A Promise is a promise by Robert N Munsch( )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Allashua, a young Inuit girl, who breaks a promise made to her mother and thereby gets into a tricky situation with the Qallupilluit who live under the ice
The littlest sled dog by Michael Kusugak( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igvillu is a little dog with big dreams. One of her favorite dreams is of becoming a sled dog. When Igvillu is adopted from her kennel by an Inuit storyteller and moves to northern Canada, she comes face-to-face with real sled dogs. Igvillu loves living in the North, chasing siksiks and dreaming about her future. She's a dog who believes anything is possible!
Elui'tmasimk by Robert N Munsch( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Micmac and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the first nice day of spring, Allashua decides to go fishing on the sea ice even though her mother warns her of the Quallupilluit
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A promise is a promise : story A Promise is a promise
The littlest sled dogMy Arctic 1, 2, 3Baseball bats for ChristmasNorthern lights : the soccer trailsMunschworks 3 : the third Munsch treasuryHide and sneakThe Munschworks grand treasuryWho wants rocks?
Alternative Names
Kusugak, Michael

Kusugak, Michael Arvaaluk

Kusugak, Michael Arvaarluk

Michael Kusugak Canadees schrijver

Michael Kusugak Canadian writer

Michael Kusugak écrivain canadien

Michael Kusugak escriptor canadenc

Michael Kusugak escritor canadiense

Michael Kusugak kanadischer Kinderbuchautor und Schriftsteller

Michael Kusugak scríbhneoir Ceanadach

Michael Kusugak shkrimtar kanadez

Кусугак, Майкл

Майкл Кусуґак

ᐊᕐᕚᕐᓗᒃ ᑯᓱᒐᖅ

クスガック, マイケル・A

English (158)

French (16)

Inuktitut (2)

Japanese (2)

Micmac (2)

Cree (1)