Here is another in The First Book of series published by Franklin Watts that has found its way into the public domain. The First Book of Eskimos by Benjamin Brewster is a delightfully illustrated look at Eskimo life from the viewpoint of an Eskimo boy named Pipak who lives in a village on Baffin Island.

In The First Book of Eskimos, we learn:

  • About Pipak’s home.
  • What he wears and how he gets dressed.
  • What it is like inside an igloo.
  • What he eats and how food is prepared.
  • How dog sleds are used and how Pipak hunts with his father.
  • How a snow igloo is built.
  • What life is like in the summer.
  • The type of games Pipak plays.
  • And more.

A fun and informative first look at the Eskimo people — and it’s free!

Free eBook
  • Create an Eskimo notebook.
  • Read one section of the book each day.
  • Create a narration page for your notebook each day.
  • Create a drawing for each page illustrating the topic.
  • Create an animal notebooking page for each type of animal mentioned.
  • Create a copy of the map at the beginning of the book showing where the Eskimos lived for your notebook. (Or use the link below to print out a modern map.)
  • Copy the illustration of the inside of the igloo for your notebook.
  • Choose one of the topics in the book to investigate further. Add your observations to your notebook.

Further Research

Alaska Inuit Indians
More background history.


Mik-Shrok by Gloria Repp
Two young missionaries are in the unsettled Alaskan Territory in 1950. Mik-Shrok and his fellow huskies are an answer to a prayer. Exciting first book in the Adventures of an Arctic Missionary series.

Printables & Notebooking Pages

Members of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference
Map for notebook.

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}
Paper for creating your Eskimo notebook.

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