ᐊᐅᓚᔮᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᓂ ᐃᓄᑑᔭᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᒻᒥᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᔨᒃᓴᑐᐊᖃᕐᓗᓂ. ᑐᓴᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᑖᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᐅᑉ ᐃᓄᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖖᒋᑦᑐᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑲᑎᓯᔭᕇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ–ᒪᕼᐊᕼᐋᒥᒃ ᖁᐃᓇᒃᓵᕆᔨᒥᒃ.

ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᖅᑭᑦᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖏᓐᓃᖖᒑᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖅᐸᓯᖓᓂ, ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᑯᒥᓇᖅᑐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᒧᑦ ᐹᐸ ᑲᓪᓗᖕᒧᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓃᖖᒑᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᑉ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖏᓐᓂᑦ!

Aulaja must stay alone in camp with only her dog to protect her. She has heard about dangerous land spirits from her father, but she has no idea she will soon encounter one Mahahaa the Tickler.

Adapted from Inuit traditional stories from the North Baffin region, and illustrated by celebrated Inuit artist Babah Kalluk, this story is a haunting introduction to dark folktales from the Arctic.

Written by Jeela Palluq-Cloutier and Neil Christopher | Illustrated by Babah Kalluk

Paperback (Inuktitut and English) | 978-1-77227-464-6 | $17.95 | 40 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 9-12 | F&P Level U | 10″ x 8″


“[E]xciting and emotional at the same time and is written with a cadence that often feels like poetry. Mahahaa would be a great book to use as an example of descriptive writing; readers feel what Aulaja hears, sees, and generally senses as the story progresses…The art is incredible; it manages to seem both current and traditional at the same time.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials