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.
About the authors
ELISHA KILABUK, the youngest of fourteen siblings, was born and raised in Iqaluit. He learned traditional stories from his mother, Mukpaloo. Mukpaloo had a great memory for stories, which she learned from her father who lived on the east coast of Hudson Bay. Elisha is a celebrated cultural performer and storyteller. This is his first publication. He plans to write more stories and find other ways to share the tradition of Inuit storytelling with the next generation.
Joy Ang is an illustrator living in Edmonton who has worked in both the comic and gaming industry. Recently she has been creating art for children’s books as well as self-publishing a comic anthology called The Anthology Project. When she’s not creating art she’s either enjoying board games with friends, reading a graphic novel, or figuring out what her next project might be.
- Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
- Unknown, Quill & Quire Book of the Year