The Hidden: A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls, Faeries and Other Strange Beings from Inuit Oral History collection of field notes meticulously documents the dark side of Inuit legends, complete with hideous monsters and unspeakable deeds. Each creature is brought to life by the detailed illustrations of Mike Austin,. The Hidden exposes the dark beings that reside in Arctic shadows. This gothic illustrated book reminds readers that traditional oral traditions from the Arctic are authentic accounts from Inuit Elders retold in English.
Trip to the Moon is a unique bilingual picture book from Inhabit Media's imprint Inhabit Community in collaboration with the community of Pangnirtung. This exciting science fiction story about an oil drum captures the contemporary feeling of the children in this town on the coast of Baffin Island which can only be reached by sea or air. Told by Vera Evic the story reaches magical proportions when the oil drum takes flight to the moon. Taking three children into space and landing on the moon's surface introduces readers to little people on the moon.
L'Ours Géant: Un Conte Inuit is the French language edition of The Giant Bear: An Inuit Folktale. This 2012 picture book from Inhabit Media is written by Jose Angutinngurniq, Inuk author and storyteller. With Manga-like illustrations by Eva Widermann this 34-page picture book tells the exciting story of an Inuk hunter’s efforts to kill the giant polar bear or nanurluk. These bears lived long ago and were often covered by icy fur coats that resisted Inuit hunters’ spears. These were fearsome creatures and this traditional story recounts an Inuk hunter’s adventure.
Kamik: Un Chiot Inuit is the French language edition of the children's picture book, Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story. Kamik is a gentle and heartwarming story about raising a new puppy. Based on the personal experience of Inuk Elder Donald Uluadluak, this read aloud picture book is suitable for all children with a new pet puppy. Grandfather explains to his grandson Jake about the key to raising an obedient and helpful sled dog. For generations the Inuit have relied on their sled dogs for transportation and survival. Kamik is active and disobedient, tracking mud throughout the house.
The Blind Boy and the Loon is a retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge. This oral tradition is retained by Inuit storytellers and author Alethea Arnaquq-Baril explains this long narrative has been considerably shortened for this picture book published by Inhabit Media. This children's book is illustrated by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Dan Gies. Set in the distant past this story begins with a mother and her children.
Under the Ice is based on the traditional legend about the qallupiluq creatures that reside under the ice and are in constant search for children. Inuk author and language consultant Rachel A. Qitsualik combines this scary story with the comic book style artwork of Jae Korim to create a highly readable tale about a poor grandmother raising her young grandson long ago. This grandmother loses patience with her grandson after the hungry boy begs for some food to eat. Grandmother is unable to provide enough food for the pair despite the generosity of her neighbours.
The Legend of Lightning and Thunder is a traditional story from the Inuit about the origin of thunder and lightning specific to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. Told in picture book format, the story is told from the perspective of two Inuit orphans. This traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers, and inadvertently introduce lightning and thunder into the world.
Nala's Magical Mitsiaq: A Story of Inuit Adoption published by Inhabit Media about the concept known as Inuit adoption. Adoption among Inuit families is a unique and age-old practice that sees families within Nunavut placing children with adoptive parents in the community. This tradition remains a celebrated part of Inuit culture and identity to this day. Nala’s Magical Mitsiaq tells the story of how Nala and Qiatsuk became sisters through Inuit custom adoption.
While a grandmother ptarmigan tries everything to get a little one to sleep, Grandmother Ptarmigan is actually a traditional Inuit story that explains why ptarmigans cry, Nauk, Nauk and why baby ptarmigans fly so young. Qaunaq Mikkigak, an elder from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, shares a traditional Inuit legend in Grandmother Ptarmigan, written in collaboration with children's author Joanne Schwartz.
The Raven and the Loon is a picture book retelling of a traditional Inuit legend explaining why Raven has black feathers and why Loon has flat feet. Storytellers Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley have created a charming children's book for primary students. In the beginning both the Loon and Raven had white feathers. They both felt their white feathers and snow-covered landscape made for a boring life. Mischievous Raven decided to visit Loon on day in her iglu. Loon was patiently sewing when Raven arrived, chattering non-stop. Then Raven had an idea.