Arctic Moon Magick • Book 1 


Finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award 

In this adventurous novel—set in the ancient Arctic, but told by an inquisitive and entertaining contemporary narrator—a wandering Inuit hunter named Kannujaq happens upon a camp in grave peril. The inhabitants of the camp are Tuniit, a race of ancient Inuit ancestors known for their shyness and strength. The tranquility of this Tuniit camp has been shaken by a group of murderous, pale, bearded strangers who have arrived on a huge boat shaped like a loon. Unbeknownst to Kannujaq, he has stumbled upon a battle between the Tuniit and a group of Viking warriors, but as the camp prepares to defend itself against the approaching newcomers, Kannujaq discovers that the Vikings may have motivations other than murder and warfare at the heart of their quest. This lush historical fiction is steeped in Inuit traditional knowledge and concepts of ancient Inuit magic.

Written by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley | Illustrated by Andrew Trabbold

January 2014

Paperback (English) ISBN:978-1-927095-54-6 | $15.95 | 6″ x 9″ | 100 pages | Black-and-white spot illustrations

ᓯᐊᕋᐃᓖᑦ Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-55-3 | $10.95 | 6″ x 9″ | 100 pages | Black-and-white spot illustrations

Ages 12+


2015 Winner for the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature

2014 Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature

2014 Best New Book for CSM’s 25 Best New Books for Middle-Graders