OverviewA cheerfully illustrated tale with Inuit roots In the time before animals were as they are today, Walrus, who had spiraled, curly tusks and not the long, straight tusks we recognize today, spent his time diving for clams. One day, Walrus was about to surface with a mouthful of tasty clams, when Raven cast a spell on the ocean, freezing Walrus in place under the water. Walrus’s curly, twisting tusks became frozen in the enchanted ice, but Raven soon discovered that his magic was no match for Walrus’s great physical strength as he managed to escape, but his tusks would never be the same. This fun, dynamic animal tale pits two of the Arctic’s most popular animal characters against each other in an amusing battle of wits and brawn.
Author BiographyRachel 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 Ajjiit: Dark Dreams of the Ancient Arctic and The Raven and the Loon. Anthony Brennan is an illustrator and web designer.