The book was on a reading list for grade three in Polish class.
Another one for the third grade. I loved it even more than the stork`s adventures. Odarpi, son of Egigwa
by Centkiewicz duo.. It is set in 1940s in Greenland, I suppose, and it is about an Eskimo (today Inuit) boy who gradually grows up and, through hard work and doing daily duties, becomes mature and responsible while he contributes to his family survival in harsh conditions in the North. The boy gradually acquires the basic skill - effective hunting - first birds, then seals, buffaloes and walruses. I especially liked the scenes when Odarpi tries raw meat, e.g., of a dead whale or hunted seals, or the content of the walrus stomach (lightly digested mussels). Extremely exciting descriptions!
Of course, Odarpi has a lot of adventures - e.g., when Inuit hunters kill a female polar bear, he takes care of the bereft cub and raises it.
What did I learn from the book? Probably I started considering raw meat a very exciting dish. hahaha Secondly - I could have gained another piece of wisdom from it - much more important than raw meat - Everybody has to work hard in the distant North in order to survive! :