Synopses & Reviews
A unique combination of adventure and mythology, allowing the harshness of the folktales to remain intact and the adventurous spirit of the tales to shine through
Stories of Survival and Revenge presents three action-packed Inuit folktales: the stories of Nuliajuk, the vengeful sea spirit; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated orphan who seeks revenge; and the Nanurluk, an enormous polar bear 100 times the size of a regular bear; in a way that will keep teens reading while also introducing them to the world of Inuit myths. With comic book–inspired illustrations, some of which are paneled, this book presents these folktales as they were meant to be experienced, with all of the heart-pounding action and awe-inspiring creatures that Inuit mythology has to offer.
About the Author
Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is an Inuit storyteller who has authored numerous books about Inuit mythology and life in the Arctic, including The Shadows Rush Past: A Collection of Frightening Inuit Folktales and Under the Ice. Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is the coauthor, along with Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, of How Things Came to Be, The Raven and the Loon, Skraelings, Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic, and The Walrus Who Escaped. Jeremy Mohler is an artist and illustrator and the founder of Outland Entertainment, which has served more than a hundred companies and individuals to develop ideas into full-fledged, finished products. He lives in Topeka, Kansas.