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Why the Monster (English)
Why the Monster (English)

Why the Monster (English)

12+

JUVENILE FICTION

248 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $13.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9781772271416

Rights: WOR

Inhabit Media (Sep 2017)

Price: $13.95
 
 

Overview

The imaginative tale of an Inuit boy who acquires dangerous otherworldly powers

Huuq is a young Inuit boy who has never fit in to camp life. One day, fleeing yet another attack from the camp bullies, Huuq finds himself alone and far away from camp, with only his dog Qipik as company. On a lonesome hill, they find an egg. But this is no ordinary bird's egg. It's big. And almost looks like a stone. When Huuq breaks this mysterious egg, it unleashes a series of events that turn Huuq himself into a monstrous half-human creature. As Huuq tries to figure out why he has been turned into a monster, what the egg and its contents mean, and how he can return to his natural self, he is thrust into a world of fearsome creatures, mystical powers, and an evil the likes of which Huuq has never encountered.

Author Biography

Born in an Arctic wilderness camp and of Inuit ancestry, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is a scholar specializing in world religions and cultures. Her numerous articles and books concerning Inuit magic and lore have earned her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.Of Scottish-Mohawk ancestry, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is a folklorist and fantasist, specializing in mythology, magic, and Inuit lore. He has won an award for writing short science fiction (?Green Angel?), but his focus is on fiction and non-fiction for a young audience.Toma Feizo Gas has spent ten years working in entertainment arts, with experience in production art, creative direction, concept design, and illustration.