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Skraelings

Clashes in the Old Arctic

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

illustrated by Andrew Trabbold

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
Category
Ancient Civilizations, Aboriginal & Indigenous, General, Polar Regions
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772270396
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $7.99 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927095546
    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
    List Price
    $10.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927095553
    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
    List Price
    $10.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

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

Of Inuit-Cree ancestry, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley was born in a tent on northernmost Baffin Island. She learned Inuit survival lore from her father, surviving residential school and attending university. In 2012, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for numerous cultural writings. Of Scottish-Mohawk ancestry, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley was born in southern Ontario, learning woodcraft and stories from his father. Training as an artist, then writer, Sean’s sci-fi work won 2nd place at the California-based Writers of the Future contest, published by Galaxy Press. Rachel and Sean have worked for decades as Arctic researchers and consultants. In writing together, they have published 10 successful books and many shorter works, celebrating the history and uniqueness of Arctic shamanism, cosmology, and cosmogony. Their novel, Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic, was a Governor General Awards Finalist and First Prize Burt Award winner.

Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley's profile page

Of Inuit-Cree ancestry, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley was born in a tent on northernmost Baffin Island. She learned Inuit survival lore from her father, surviving residential school and attending university. In 2012, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for numerous cultural writings. Of Scottish-Mohawk ancestry, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley was born in southern Ontario, learning woodcraft and stories from his father. Training as an artist, then writer, Sean’s sci-fi work won 2nd place at the California-based Writers of the Future contest, published by Galaxy Press. Rachel and Sean have worked for decades as Arctic researchers and consultants. In writing together, they have published 10 successful books and many shorter works, celebrating the history and uniqueness of Arctic shamanism, cosmology, and cosmogony. Their novel, Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic, was a Governor General Awards Finalist and First Prize Burt Award winner.

Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley's profile page

Andrew Trabbold is an Inhabit Media illustrator.

Andrew Trabbold's profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature
  • Unknown, Best New Book for CSM's 25 Best New Books for Middle-Graders
  • Unknown, 100 young adult books that make you proud to be Canadian

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Tanna's Lemming

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Tanna's Owl

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
illustrated by Yong Ling Kang

Taaqtumi

An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories

by (author) Aviaq Johnston, Richard Van Camp, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Thomas Anguti Johnston, Repo Kempt, Jay Bulckaert, Gayle Kabloona, Cara Bryant & K.C. Carthew

This Place

150 Years Retold

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The Shadows that Rush Past

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Why the Monster

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The Raven and the Loon Big Book

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by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

Lesson for the Wolf

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Stories of Survival and Revenge

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by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
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How Things Came to Be

Inuit Stories of Creation

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
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Other titles by Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

Tanna's Lemming

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
illustrated by Tamara Campeau

Tanna's Owl

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
illustrated by Yong Ling Kang

Taaqtumi

An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories

by (author) Aviaq Johnston, Richard Van Camp, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Thomas Anguti Johnston, Repo Kempt, Jay Bulckaert, Gayle Kabloona, Cara Bryant & K.C. Carthew

This Place

150 Years Retold

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette & Chelsea Vowel
illustrated by Jen Storm, Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, G.M.B. Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe
foreword by Alicia Elliott

Why the Monster

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
illustrated by Toma Feizo Gas

The Raven and the Loon Big Book

Inuktitut Edition

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

Lesson for the Wolf

Inuktitut

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
illustrated by Alan Cook

Stories of Survival and Revenge

From Inuit Folklore

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
illustrated by Jeremy Mohler

How Things Came to Be

Inuit Stories of Creation

by (author) Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
illustrated by Emily Fiegenschuh & Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall

Tuniit

Mysterious Folk of the Arctic

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