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Skraelings

Clashes in the Old Arctic

by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illustrated by Andrew Trabbold

tagged: ancient civilizations, polar regions, aboriginal & indigenous
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ISBN:9781927095546
publisher: Inhabit Media
Description

In this adventurous novel - set in the ancient Arctic, but narrated for modern readers by an inquisitive and entertaining contemporary narrator - a young, wandering Inuit hunter named Kannujaq happens upon a camp in grave peril. The inhabitants of the camp are Tunit, a race of ancient Inuit ancestors known for their shyness and meekness. The tranquility of this Tunit camp has been shaken by a group of murderous, pale, bearded strangers who have arrived on a huge boat shaped like a loon.
Unbeknownst to Kannujaq, he has stumbled upon a battle between the Tunit and a group of Viking warriors!
As the camp prepares to defend itself against the approaching newcomers, Kannujaq and a Tunit shaman boy named Siku discover that the Vikings may have motivations other than murder and warfare at the heart of their quest.
This lush historical fiction is steeped in Inuit traditional knowledge and concepts of ancient Inuit magic. The unique time and place brought to life in this exciting novel will delight young fans of historical and fantastical fiction alike.

About the Authors

Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley

Born in an Arctic wilderness camp and of Inuit ancestry, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is a scholar specializing in world religions and cultures. Her numerous articles and books concerning Inuit magic and lore have earned her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

Of Scottish-Mohawk ancestry, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is a folklorist and fantasist, specializing in mythology, magic, and Inuit lore. He has won an award for writing short science fiction (“Green Angel”), but his focus is on fiction and non-fiction for a young audience.
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Andrew Trabbold is an Inhabit Media illustrator.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
6 to 12
Awards
  • Winner, Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature
  • , Best New Book for CSM's 25 Best New Books for Middle-Graders
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature
  • , 100 young adult books that make you proud to be Canadian

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