How I Survived: Four Nights on the Ice

ᖃᒧᑕᐅᔭᕐᓗᐊᕿᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒧᑦ ᐅᑎᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥᑦ, ᓯᕋᐱᐅ ᐃᑦᑐᒃᓵᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᕙᐃᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔪᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᙶᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ.

ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᖅᓯᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᐊᓄᑦ ᑎᓴᒪᓄᑦ ᐃᑭᐅᑉ ᓯᑯᖓᓂ-ᓴᕕᒃᑯᕕᖃᕋᓂ ᐃᒪᖃᕋᓂᓗ-ᓄᑕᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᖅᑯᔾᔨᕗᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᙱᓂᕐᒥᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓇᓱᒃᖢᓂ ᓂᒡᓚᓱᒃᑐᐊᓗᖕᒥ, ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕐᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᓕᕋᓗᐊᕋᒥ.

Serapio Ittusardjuat recounts the traditional skills and knowledge he leaned on to stay alive after his snowmobile broke down halfway across the sea ice on a trip home from a fishing camp.

This harrowing first-person account of four nights spent on the open sea ice—with few supplies and no water—shows young readers the determination and strength necessary to survive in the harsh Arctic climate, even when the worst occurs.

Written by Serapio Ittusardjuat | Illustrated by Matthew K. Hoddy

Hardcover (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-272-7 | $18.95 | 9.75″ x 7.25″ | 48 pages | Full-colour illustrations | Ages 12+ | F&P Level N |

Paperback (Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-282-6 | $17.95 | 9.75″ x 7.25″ | 48 pages | Full-colour illustrations | Ages 12+ | F&P Level N |


“A straightforward yet exciting story, and an ideal tale for fans of adventure.”—School Library Journal

“This beautifully designed, highly engaging graphic novel should engross both reluctant readers and those seeking adventure.”—Quill & Quire

“This graphic novel is gripping, and I was drawn in almost immediately…This book speaks to not only the importance of self-sufficiency, but also traditional lifestyle knowledge; something that was often stamped out by colonizers with residential schooling and legislation pointedly destroying cultural knowledge.”—The Tiny Activists

“The engaging design, and a well-told survival story are sure to garner attention with readers who enjoy true tales of adventure and survival.”—Sal’s Fiction Addiction


Shortlisted — Red Cedar Book Award for Non-Fiction, 2021

Shortlisted — First Nation Communities READ Awards, 2021

Nominated — Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Express Award, 2022