Those Who Dwell Below

An exciting follow-up to the critically acclaimed Those Who Run in the Sky from rising literary star Aviaq Johnston.

Haunted by the vicious creatures of his recent past, Pitu tries to go back to a normal life at home after the other-worldly travels and near-death encounters of his recent disappearance into the world of the spirits. But Pitu knows that there is more work to be done, and more that he must learn in his new role as a shaman.

When word of a starving village nearby reaches Pitu, he must go help its people appease the angry spirits. It soon becomes clear that Pitu must travel to the bottom of the ocean to meet Nuliajuk, the vengeful woman below, one of the most powerful beings in Inuit mythology.

There he learns about his role in saving the starving community and that all in his home camp may not be as it seems . . .

Written by Aviaq Johnston | Illustrated by Toma Feizo Gas

Paperback (English) ISBN:  978-1-77227-235-2 | $13.95 | 6″ x 9″ | 208 pages | 14 black-and-white line drawings

Ages 12+


“Rich in detail and culturally nuanced, any reader will find the story approachable and connect to its themes of friendship, compassion, and trust.” — Kirkus Reviews