Runa has been making us read her bedtime story from "Stories of Our People" all week. She makes us read the same story about Roogaroo each night. I keep asking her what she likes about the story but she can't articulate it yet. This book is a little odd. The stories are still raw, the edges have not been knocked off. It is like having a person tell you a story with all the little language quirks and weird details included.
This anthology also includes a P'tite Jean story about leaving his butt in charge while he takes a nap and how it lets him down. Needless to say this is a beloved story with the younger set. However some of the other stories are a lot darker, with a Wendigo/Witigo story and the much requested Roogaroo story. I would say that this book would be too much for a sensitive child, but my younger one loves more conflict and really enjoys it.
As the way to help someone to stop being a Roogaroo is to cut them on the ear my, family has been teasing me as I have a phobia of having my ear touched that this must be latent Roogarooism. That would be a shock in the office if someone went full Roogaroo. I bet they don't have an emergency preparedness scenario for that one.