The Gnawer of Rocks

While everyone is busy preparing for the coming winter, two girls wander away from their camp, following a path of strange, beautiful stones. Each stone is lovelier than the last, and the trail leads them farther and farther away from camp. But what starts out as a peaceful afternoon on the tundra quickly turns dangerous when the girls find themselves trapped in the cave of Mangittatuarjuk—the Gnawer of Rocks!

Based on a traditional Inuit story, this graphic novel introduces readers to a dark and twisted creature that haunts the Arctic landscape and preys on unsuspecting children . . . .

Written by Louise Flaherty | Illustrated by Jim Nelson

Hardcover (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-165-2 | $22.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 60 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Graphic Novel | Ages 12+ | F&P Level O |

Paperback (Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-154-6 | $19.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 56 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Graphic Novel | Ages 12+ | F&P Level O |

Praise

“. . . [S]plendid storytelling, horrific in its content but wise in its consul.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

“[The illustrations] capture the mysterious dark content of the tale and feature sweeping majestic but somber landscapes.” — CM Magazine

“Atmospheric, painterly illustrations complement the text. The graphic novel layout works well, setting a good pace, and increasing tension as needed…A beautiful, accessible tale”—School Library Journal

Awards

Selection – Junior Library Guild, 2018