The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra

Dreaded Ogress

“The Arctic can be a dangerous place. In the winter we have extreme cold and vicious winds. The sea ice can be unpredictable. And the long nights can make life difficult. But the Arctic has other dangers that are unknown to outsiders. One of these dangers has a name—amautalik.”

The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra introduces the world to the amautalik, one of the feared land spirits of the North. It is said that these powerful women wander the tundra looking for disobedient children and unsuspecting travellers, and carry them away on their backs. This book contains general information about these supernatural beings, as well as two spine-tingling retellings of traditional Inuit legends.

This revised and expanded edition—originally published as Stories of the Amautalik—brings the amautalik to life in even greater, creepier detail than the original. Revised text and additional content make this new edition a must-read for young readers who are intrigued by the dark and dreaded beings of the North!

Praise for Stories of the Amautalik:

“Inspiring and well told. The book echoes the strongest of good storytelling traditions…Highly recommended.” —Review of Canadian Materials

“Vividly illustrated with truly ghastly creatures presented with striking nastiness…four out of four stars.” —Deakin Review of Children’s Literature

Written by Neil Christopher | Illustrated by Larry MacDougall

April 2015

Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-927095-79-9 | $16.95  | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 54 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

ᐊᒪᐅᑕᓕᐅᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-0-9782186-9-0 | $24.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 54 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 5–7


“The detail in the presentation of the book is truly outstanding . . . . Highly Recommended. — CM Magazine

“. . . [T]his introduction should appeal to a broad range of middle-grade readers.” — Kirkus Reviews