The Walrus Who Escaped

walrus_cover_friesens_c2Long, long ago, living creatures could wear any shape they wished. Some flew to the Moon. Others dove to the bottom of the Sea. Animals could have any shape they wished, so they chose whatever they thought was lovely.

In The Walrus Who Escaped, young readers will discover a walrus with beautiful, spiralled tusks, not the long, straight tusks that we recognize today!

When Raven comes across Walrus expertly diving for clams, she quickly becomes jealous of Walrus’s great clam-hunting skills. So, just as Walrus is about to surface with a tasty mouthful of clams, Raven casts a spell on the ocean, freezing Walrus in place! Walrus’s curly, twisting tusks become frozen in the enchanted ice. But Raven soon learns that his magic is no match for Walrus’s great physical strength. Walrus manages to escape, but his tusks will never be the same!

Written by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley | Illustrated by Anthony Brennan

October 2014

Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-927095-68-3 | $16.95 | 9″ x 7″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Tainna Aiviq Annaktuviniq Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-034-1 | $10.95 | 9″ x 7″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 3–5walrus_int_cor1