Way Back Then

bang_template8_5_hcoverKudlu’s children will not go to sleep until he tells them a story of long ago. Before they will shut their eyes, they want to hear about a time long before Kudlu was born, a time when the world was magic. They want to hear about giants, animals disguised as humans, little people the size of lemmings, and all the other wonderful things that existed way back then.

Way Back Then uses the format of a sweet and simple bedtime story, written in both English and Inuktitut, to introduce readers to several myths from Inuit mythology.

This book is the perfect introduction to Inuit folktales and myths for those who are not familiar with this rich mythology.

Written by Neil Christopher | Illustrated by Germaine Arnattaujuq (Arnaktaujok)

November 2015

Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-021-1 | $16.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 40 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Immakallak Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-014-3 | $12.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 40 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 5–7


“A bilingual sampler—cold of setting but warm of spirit.” — Kirkus Reviews


2015 Finalist for the CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustration Award

2015 Best Book for Kirkus Best Books of 2015: International Picture Books