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Arctic Giants


by (author) Neil Christopher

translated by Uninik Qqmqniq

illustrated by Eva Widermann

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
General, Monsters, Polar Regions
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2011
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18


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 mountains and could carry humans on the lace of one boot, these Inuktitut language stories will introduce readers to a vast array of arctic giants.

About the authors

Neil Christopher is an educator, author, and filmmaker. He first moved to the North many years ago to help start a high school program in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. It was those students who first introduced Neil to the mythical inhabitants from Inuit traditional stories. The time spent in Resolute Bay changed the course of Neil’s life. Since that first experience in the Arctic, Nunavut has been the only place he has been able to call home. Neil has worked with many community members to record and preserve traditional Inuit stories. Together with his colleague, Louise Flaherty, and his brother, Danny Christopher, Neil started a small publishing company in Nunavut called Inhabit Media Inc., and has since been working to promote Northern stories and authors.

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Eva Widermann est diplômée du programme en design graphique de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Munich, en Allemagne. Elle a travaillé pendant plusieurs années dans ce domaine, avant de décider de poursuivre son rêve de devenir une illustratrice indépendante et une artiste conceptuelle. Son art est profondément influencé par un mélange insolite de bande dessinée française et belge, de manga et d’animation japonaise. Eva a travaillé avec Inhabit Media sur de nombreux projets, y compris le portail, qui vise à faire découvrir à un public contemporain la mythologie des anciens Inuits.


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Librarian Reviews

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. This book is the only full-length volume to chronicle the legends of these giants of the North. Based on Inuit oral tradition and extensive research, this book recounts each frightening legend. Illustrated in Gothic style, this book is bound to bring chills to its readers.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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