Children’s Fiction |Trade Paperback| English and Inuktitut Editions| Ages 9-12

 

   

Written by Napatsi Folger|Illustrated by Ann Kronheimer

Joy of Apex

Joy is ten years old, living in Apex, Nunavut, and loving life. But when Joy begins to notice her parents fighting a lot more than usual, her perfect life soon becomes a lot more complicated. As Joy navigates her parents' separation and its effect on her family, she learns some valuable lessons about how to cope when life gets tough. Told in the wry, funny voice of a smart and savvy girl, this book will appeal to young readers everywhere.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-47-5

August 2011

$9.95 | 5.5" x 8.5"|104 pages

Black and white line drawings

               
 

Children’s Fiction |Hardcover| English and Inuktitut Editions|
Ages 9-12

 

   

Written by Rachel A. Qitsualik|Illustrated by Emily Fiegenschuh and Larry MacDougall

The Shadows that Rush Past
A Collection of Frightening Inuit Folktales

This book introduces young readers to some of the creepiest, scariest stories from Inuit mythology. These tales, told by critically acclaimed Inuit writer Rachel A. Qitsualik, bring to life four fearsome creatures: the amautalik, akhla, nanurluk, and mahaha. These tales are filled with child-stealing ogresses; monsters that are half-man, half-grizzly bear; polar bears one hundred times the size of normal bears; and a smiling creature that surprises unsuspecting campers and tickles them to death!

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-46-8

October 2011

$13.95 | 8.5" x 8.5"|42 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Children’s Fiction |Hardcover| English and Inuktitut Editions|
Ages 6-10

 

   

Written by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler|Illustrated by Qin Leng

A Walk on the Tundra

Inuujaq, a little girl who travels with her grandmother onto the tundra, soon learns that the tundra's colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and lichens are much more important to the Inuit that she originally believed. This informative story, which teaches the many uses for Arctic plants, also includes a field guide with photographs and scientific information about a wide array of plants found throughout the Arctic ecosystem.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-43-7

October 2011

$13.95 | 8.5" x 8.5"|42 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Children’s Fiction |Hardcover| English and Inuktitut Editions|
Ages 9-12

 

   

Written by Marion Lewis|Illustrated by Kim Smith

Kaugjagjuk

The legend of Kaugjagjuk—a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself—is a traditional Inuit tale told throughout the Arctic. Reimagined for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers everywhere the chance to experience this traditional tale.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-39-0

October 2011

$13.95 | 8.5" x 8.5"|32 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Children’s Fiction |Hardcover| English and Inuktitut Editions|
Ages 6-10

 

   

Written by Sakiasi Qaunaq|Illustrated by Eva Widermann

The Orphan and the Polar Bear

In The Orphan and the Polar Bear, an orphaned boy who is abandoned on the sea ice by a group of cruel hunters is discovered and adopted by a polar bear elder. While living in the polar bear's village, the orphan learns many lessons about survival, but most importantly, he learns something about himself and his own place in the world. This book—retold by Inuit elder Sakiasi Qaunaq—makes this beautiful traditional tale widely accessible for the first time.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-44-4

October 2011

$13.95 | 10" x 8"|32 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Children’s Fiction |Hardcover| English and Inuktitut Editions|
Ages 9-12

 

   

Written by Qaunaq Mikkigak & Joanne Schwartz |Illustrated by Danny Christopher

The Legend of the Fog

In this traditional Inuit story, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life-or-death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man's quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process, releases the first fog into the world. Written by Cape Dorset elder Qaunaq Mikkigak and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award–nominated author Joanne Schwartz, this action-packed picture book brings a centuries-old traditional tale to life.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-45-1

October 2011

$13.95 | 8.5" x 8.5"|32 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Fiction|Trade Paperback|English

 

 

 

Written by Sean A. Tinsley and Rachel A. Qitsualik|Illustrated by Andrew Trabbold

Ajjiit
Dark Dreams of the Ancient Arctic

Award-winning science fiction writer Sean A. Tinsley and respected Inuit author Rachel A. Qitsualik lend gothic interpretation to Inuit shamanism in this original collection of dark fantasy for modern audiences.

Drawing on familiar tropes of the fantasy and science-fiction genres, Ajjiit gives fans of mainstream fantasy fiction and the short stories of writer such as Tanith Lee and Charles de Lint a whole new mythological world to discover.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-30-7

October 2011

$14.95 | 6" x 9"|200 pages

Black and white illustrations throughout

 

Inuit Art|Trade Paperback| English

 

 

 

Written by Ruben Komangapik, Estelle Marcoux Komangapik, and Dorothee Komangapik| Photography by Estelle Marcoux Komangapik

Isuma
The Art and Imagination of Ruben Komangapik

Ruben Anton Komangapik is one of the Arctic's most gifted sculptors. His work has been exhibited across Canada with pieces on permanent loan to the Museum of Nature and Culture in Montreal.

In Isuma, Ruben's vibrant, provocative sculpture, and his artistic process, are brought to life by photographer Estelle Marcoux Komangapik's arresting images.

Part autobiography, part art object, this book will introduce Canadians to one of the Arctic's most talented young artists.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-18-5

June 2011

$29.95 | 8” x 10” | 160 pages

Full-colour photography throughout

 

Mythology, Cultural Studies, Textbook|Trade Paperback|English

 

 

 

Neil Christopher & Louise Flaherty| Illustrated by Mike Austin

Kappianaqtut
Strange Creatures and Fantastic Beings from Inuit Myths and Legends, Volume One, Second Edition

Each volume in the Kappianaqtut series provides readers with an in-depth academic examination of two mythological creatures from Inuit mythology. The series examines Inuit myths from an ethnographic perspective and fosters discussion on the variations and multiple representations of the myths and creatures in question.
This volume, which explores the giants of the North and the mother of the sea mammals, has been fully revised and updated.

Kappianaqtut represents the first book-length study of Inuit mythological beings written from a Northern perspective.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-38-3

May 2011

$19.95 | 6" x 9" | 68 pages

Black and white illustrations throughout

 

Fiction|Trade Paperback|Inuktitut

 

 

 

Written by Sean A. Tinsley and Rachel A. Qitsualik|Illustrated by Andrew Trabbold

Ajjiit
Dark Dreams of the Ancient Arctic

Award-winning science fiction writer Sean A. Tinsley and respected Inuit author Rachel A. Qitsualik lend gothic interpretation to Inuit shamanism in this original collection of dark fantasy for modern audiences.

Drawing on familiar tropes of the fantasy and science-fiction genres, Ajjiit gives fans of mainstream fantasy fiction and the short stories of writer such as Tanith Lee and Charles de Lint a whole new mythological world to discover.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-29-1

Fall 2011

$14.95 | 6" x 9"|200 pages

Black and white illustrations throughout

 

Cultural Studies/History|Trade Paperback|Inuktitut/English (tumble)

 

 

 

Edited by Leo Tulugarjuk

Ilagiinniq
Interviews on Inuit Family Values

Through interviews with current elders from three regions of Nunavut, Ilagiinniq: Interviews on Inuit Family Values provides a wealth of information on traditional family life. Covering relationships between siblings, elders and grandchildren, uncles and aunts, husbands and wives, and in-laws, this book is an indespenisble resource of information on how Inuit families traditionally lived, and how traditional ways can be implemented in the modern world.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-19-2

May 2011

$19.95 | 6" x 9" | 356 pages

 

Children’s Fiction | English and Inuktitut Editions|
Ages 6-8

 

 

 

Written by Elisha Kilabuk | Illustrated by Joy Ang

The Qalupalik

All Inuit know about the qalupaliit, strange creatures that live under the sea ice and carry away unsuspecting children on their backs.

But when one bright young orphan strays too close to the ice, he soon learns that while qalupaliit may be very scary, they are also easily tricked.

The Qalupalik is the first installment in The Unikkaakuluit Series, a new, beautifully illustrated children's series based on the work of celebrated contemporary Inuit storytellers.

In addition to the English edition and the South Baffin Inuktitut edition, The Qalupalik will be available in four Inuktitut dialect e-book editions:

North Baffin
Anikiluaq
Kivalliq
Inuinnaqtun

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-31-4

March 2011

$12.95 | 6" x 9" | 48 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Children’s Non-Fiction | Bilingual English and Inuktitut | Ages 4-8

 

 

 

Simon Awa, Seeglook Akeeagok, Anna Ziegler, Stephanie McDonald, Leah Otak and Romi Caron

Uumajut, Volume Two
Learn About Arctic Wildlife!

Picking up where Uumajut: Learn About Arctic Wildlife! left off, Uumajut, Volume Two will introduce the youngest readers to the diets and habitats of more arctic species including the Siksik, Ermine, Wolf, Muskox, Eider Duck, Ringed Seal, Harp Seal, and Walrus. They will also learn about traditional Inuit uses for these animals, from traditional food preparation to clothing and household uses. Uumajut, Volume Two is brought to vivid life by award-winning illustrator Romi Caron's whimsical illustrations.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-22-2

April 2011

$14.95 | 8" x 10" | 30 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Children’s Non-Fiction | Bilingual English and Inuktitut | Ages 4-8

 

 

 

Simon Awa, Anna Ziegler, & Stephanie McDonald, Leah Otak and Romi Caron

Uumajut
Learn About Arctic Wildlife

Learn fun facts and traditional Inuit knowledge about Arctic animals. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers from tundra to sea ice, to teach children about a wide variety of animals, from caribou to belugas.

This rare look at the Canadian North showcases a fascinating ecosystem we often forget is a large part of our country.

   

ISBN: 978-1-926569-08-6

June 2010

$14.95 | 8” x 10” | 30 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Children’s Literature | Fiction| Bilingual English and Inuktitut
Ages 7-10

   

Odile Nelson and Peggy Collins

Moe and Malaya Visit the Nurse

Follow Moe and Malaya as they make fascinating discoveries at the nurses’ office!

Moe wants to play with his best friend and cousin, Malaya, but before they can go exploring, Malaya has to visit the nurse for a checkup. What seems like an ordinary visit turns out to be a fun-filled learning experience, with Moe along for the ride. While joining Moe and Malaya on their visit to the nurse, children will learn how cool nursing can be, and how they can become a nurse, too!

   
ISBN: 978-1-926569-10-9

July 2010

$14.95 | 10” x 8” | 40 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout
 

Children’s Literature | Fantasy, Myth| Ages 6-8
English

   

Ibi Kaslik and Anthony Brennan

Tales from the Tundra
A Collection of Inuit Stories

A book of fables like no other!

Learn why the raven is black or how a little boy was transformed into a bird. Find out why a walrus used to have antlers and how an earth spirit pulled the first caribou from the ground. These fascinating stories will capture the imagination of young readers and introduce them to the rich mythology of the Canadian Inuit.

Anthony Brennan’s illustrations are like nothing you’ve seen in children’s books. Edgy, vivid and dynamic to the extreme, the images enrich the reading experience.

   
ISBN: 978-1-926569-15-4

August 2010

$12.95 | 6” x 9” | 48 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout
 

Children’s Literature | Fantasy, Myth| Ages 8 Years and Up
English

   

Neil Christopher and Eva Widermann

Arctic Giants

In ancient times, giants ruled the Arctic. For hundreds of years, Inuit stories of these creatures have been carried down from generation to generation, whispered in the night.

Arctic Giants is the only full-length volume to chronicle the legends of these giants of the North. Based on Inuit oral tradition and extensive, meticulous research, Arctic Giants unsparingly tells each horrifying legend. Written in the vein of the Brothers Grimm and illustrated in an evocative, gothic style, this book is bound to become part of Canada’s fairy tale canon.

   
ISBN: 978-1-926569-09-3

October 2010

$24.95 | 8 1/2” x 10 7/8” | 128 pages

60 black and white illustrations
 

Children’s Literature | Fantasy, Myth| Ages 8 years and up
Inuktitut

   

Neil Christopher, Uvinik Qamaniq and Eva Widermann

Unikat Inukpasugjuit Miksanut
(Stories of Giants)

Experience the exciting world of arctic giants through traditional tales from around Nunavut. Based on elder interviews from more than one hundred years ago, these stories reveal the fearsome giants that once stalked the arctic. From enormous beings strong enough to pick up a walrus with one hand, to massive creatures that towered over moutains and could carry humans on the lace of one boot, these Inuktitut language stories will introduce readers to a vast array of arctic giants.

   
ISBN: 978-1-926569-20-8

October 2010 | | 8” x 10” | 104 pages

27 Full colour illustrations
 

Young adult | Fantasy, Myth|
Ages 12 Years and Up
English

   

Neil Christopher and Mike Austin

Alianaqtut
A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Trolls, and Other Strange Beings from Inuit Myths and Legends

Forget fairies and forget vampires! Let yourself be drawn into the dark world of the shape-shifters, ogresses, trolls, and demons of the Canadian Arctic. This collection of field notes meticulously documents the dark side of Inuit legend, complete with hideous monsters and unspeakable deeds. Each creature is brought to life by the stunning illustrations of Mike Austin, world-renowned tattoo artist. This gothic illustrated book is destined to become a collector’s item.

   
ISBN: 978-1-926569-14-7

Fall 2011

$34.95 | 8 1/2” x 10 7/8” | 256 pages

100 black and white illustrations
 

Health, Parenting
English

   

Katia Bailetti, ND

Childhood Vaccinations
Answers to Your Questions

Few issues can cause such widespread confusion—and even panic—as vaccination. Childhood Vaccinations provides parents with clear answers to their questions regarding childhood vaccines.

Bailetti puts fears to rest with up-to-date and reliable information about safety, side effects, and efficacy. This guide is an indispensible tool that will enable parents to make informed, empowered decisions about their child’s health.

   
ISBN: 978-1-926569-13-0

August 2010 | $19.95 | 6” x 9” | 152 pages |
 

Bilingual English and Inuktitut | Mythology, Cultural Studies

   

Mark Kalluak

Unipkaaqtuat Arvianit
Taditional Inuit Stories from Arviat, Volume 2

In this second volume of traditional stories told and illustrated by one of the North’s most respected elders, readers will learn about the origin of the sun and the moon, the ogress that stole children, a number of animal fables, and much more. This collection is lovingly gathered by an Inuit elder who grew up listening to these tales.

   
ISBN: 978-1-926569-17-8

November 2010

$29.95 | 9” x 7” | 128 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 

Mythology, Cultural Studies
English

   

Neil Christopher

Unikkaaqtuat
An Introduction to Inuit Myths and Legends

This exhaustive story collection makes the rich tradition of Inuit storytelling accessible to the rest of Canada for the first time. From creation myths to animal fables, Unikkaaqtuat gives non-Inuit readers a thorough introduction to the world of Inuit traditional stories. This definitive collection of legends and myths is thoughtfully introduced and carefully annotated to provide the historical and cultural context in which to understand this rich oral tradition.

   
ISBN: 978-1-926569-16-1

April 2011

$24.95 | 9” x 7” | 256 pages

Mythology, Cultural Studies
 


Inuit Traditional Knowledge | Botany | Autobiography
Inuktitut/English

   

Aalasi Joamie, Anna Ziegler & Rebecca Hainnu

Walking with Aalasi
An Introduction to Medicinal and Edible Arctic Plants

How can we know who we are,” Aalasi Joamie asks, “if we don’t know about where we live?” Having learned from her mother, Aalasi observed and harvested plants as a little girl in Pangnirtung in the 1940s and later as a mother in Niaqunnguuq (Apex) from the 1960s to today. In this introductory guide to traditional plant use, Aalasi shares her life memories and knowledge of eighteen plants commonly found around Pangnirtung, Niaqunnguuq, and across Nunavut. Fully illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs.

   

ISBN: 978-0-9782186-7-6

March 2009

$24.95 | 7 ½” x 7 ½”

128 pages

Full-colour illustrations throughout

 


Inuit Mythology | Children’s Literature | Education
Inuktitut/English (tumble)

 

 

 

 

Neil Christopher & Louise Flaherty | Illustrated by Larry McDougall

Stories of the Amautalik
Fantastic Beings from Inuit Myths and Legends

In this colourful, illustrated children’s book, the dreaded amautalik haunts two Inuit communities, terrifying five young but resourceful children. With luck, courage, and the knowledge of their ancestors, these young adventurers are able to face one of the most frightening beings to roam the Arctic. Listen well, young ones, for the information in these stories might just save YOU one day!

   
ISBN: 978-0-9782186-3-8

January 2009

$14.95 | 8” x 10” | 48 pages

16 Colour Illustrations
 


Inuit Mythology | Education
Inuktitut/English (tumble)

   

Mark Kalluak

Unipkaaqtuat Arvianit
Tradtional Inuit Stories from Arviat

Well-loved and respected community member, Mark Kalluak, has collected stories from around Arviat since the 1970s, including stories he grew up hearing his mother tell. In this delightful book for audiences of all ages, Mr. Kalluak shares his favourite versions of traditional and personal tales, lovingly illustrating and translating them himself.

ISBN: 978-1-926569-01-7

January 2009

$29.95 | 9” x 7” | 144 pages

Full-colour illustrations

 


Inuit Mythology | Literature
Inuktitut/English

   

Rachel A. Qitsualik & Sean A. Tinsley

Qanuq Pinngurnirmata
Inuit Stories of How Things Came to Be

Two gifted northern writers, Rachel A. Qitsualik and Sean A. Tinsley, have collaborated to produce mesmerizing prose interpretations of Inuit creation stories. Readers will be drawn in by the humour, wisdom, and depth of these inspired tellings, which invite a contemporary audience to learn from and be moved by the complex spiritual metaphors of ancient Inuit knowledge. Illustrated in full colour.

   

ISBN: 978-0-9782186-8-3

December 2008

$14.95 | 7 ¾” x 10 ½”

56 pages

16 full page illustrations

 


Inuit Mythology | Education
Inuktitut/English (tumble)

   

Neil Christopher & Louise Flaherty

Kappianaqtut
Strange Creatures and Fantastic Beings from Inuit Myths and Legends
Volume 1: Giants and the Mother of the Sea Mammals

The Kappianaqtut series, whose name refers to “that which is frightening, “ explores supernatural beings in Inuit storytelling traditions across generations, regions, and dialects. The author has compiled information from historical transcriptions, such as those of Knud Rasmussen and Franz Boas, with the knowledge of contemporary Inuit elders and storytellers, including Marianne Taparti, Mark Kalluak, and George Kappianaq, to present readers with a broad perspective on the complex variations and local knowledge of supernatural beings in the circumpolar North.

Volume 1 introduces readers to stories of giants and stories of the mother of the sea mammals, who is often referred to as Sedna today, but was once also known by many other names. Illustrated in black and white.

   

ISBN: 978-0-9782186-0-7

Sept 2007

$19.95 | 6” x 9” | 144 pages

Illustrated (Black and White)

 


Inuit Traditional Knowledge | Inuit Mythology| Education
Inuktitut/English

   

Leo Tulugarjuk & Jaypeetee Arnakak, Editors

Unikkaaqtuat Qikiqtaninngaaqtut
Traditional Stories from the Qikiqtani Region

Volume I: Arctic Bay and Igloolik

This is Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit [Inuit traditional knowledge] in the flesh,” co-editor and translator Jaypeetee Arnakak writes in his introduction to this volume of traditional Inuit stories. “The underlying events of a story are perfect spots to encode advice, explanations, and landmarks: the medium is the message. Inuit legends and stories are not mere superstitious musings. What they contain is far richer and more profound than what a superficial glance can grasp.”

This rich volume contains thirty-three versions of traditional stories, transcribed and edited from oral recordings of ten Inuit elders from two High Arctic communities, Arctic Bay and Igloolik.

Published in partnership with the Niutaq Cultural Institute, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and Inhabit Media Inc.

   
ISBN: 978-0-9782186-5-2

March 2008

$19.95 | 6” x 9” | 124 pages
 


Science | Education
Reference
Inuktitut/English

   

PIVUT
Magazine for Nunavut Youth

Pivut, which means “it’s ours” in Inuktitut, is a dynamic, multi-topic magazine for teenagers that aims at sharing and celebrating Inuit cultural knowledge, in an engaging, contemporary format with vibrant illustrations and photographs.

Issue 1 features fantastic beings from Arctic stories. It includes two stories about Arctic giants and a bone-chilling short story by two Iqaluit writers about qallupilluit—a menacing group of child-stealing spirits who live under the sea ice. The entire issue is fully illustrated by fantasy artists from around the world.

Published in partnership with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

   
Annual

$8.95 | 5” x 8 ½” | 32 pages
 


Nunavut | Periodical
Children’s Literature
Inuktitut/English
(bilingual tumble)

   

Kaakuluk
Nunavut’s Discovery Magazine for Kids

Kaakuluk is an exciting, fact-filled magazine about Nunavut for all curious kids, north and south! Each issue includes activities, traditional stories, and articles about life in the Arctic. This series is printed in full colour with photographs and illustrations throughout that will be sure to capture the attention of young readers.

Issue 1 features bowhead whales, with stunning photographs, traditional knowledge from elders around Nunavut, and surprising facts shared by kids from Clyde River. Plus: enjoy the illustrated adventures of “The Owl and the Siksik” and test your observation skills by “spotting the difference—Iqaluit style!”

Published in partnership with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Inhabit Media Inc.

Annual

$8.95 | 5” x 8 ½” | 32 pages