This book introduces kids to the spine-tingling, hair-raising creatures found in Inuit myths. From the mahahaa, a fearsome creature that tickles people to death, to the palraiyuk, a reptilian creature said to have six legs and the body of a snake, this book introduces kids to all the creepy, spooky, and downright scary creatures told about in Inuit traditional myths.
Written by Neil Christopher | Illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok
Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-085-3 | $16.95 | 9″ x 7.5″ | 40 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
Quiliqtanaqtut Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-017-4 | $10.95 | 9″ x 7.5″ | 40 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
“Renowned Inuit artist Arnaktauyok illustrates each one with smooth tints and stylized postures reflecting traditional Inuit art, emphasizing a bizarre otherworldliness that suits the subject perfectly.” — Toronto Star
“The sometimes-frightening creatures should easily hit the spot for kids who like scary stories . . .” — Publisher’s Weekly
“While possibly frightening for young readers, it will be welcomed by anyone fascinated by Arctic culture.” — Winnipeg Free Press
“Neil Christopher’s details of these twenty creatures are given substance with Germaine Arnaktauyok’s bold artwork in its earthy tones of browns, greys and taupes, and cold water blues.” — CanLit for Little Canadians