Tanna's Owl begins with a greeting from Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley (Inuit-Cree), the author and this is the story of an owl brought home by her father after hunting. Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (Scottish-Mohawk) is the co-author. In the colourfully illustrated images by Yong Ling Kan, Tanna's Owl, tells the story of Tanna feeding and caring for owl with the help of her brothers and sisters. She gives owl the name Ukpik meaning owl in Inuktitut.
Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories, compiled by Neil Christopher, is about the dark. This book contains nine short chilling stories: Iqsinaqtutalik Piqtuq: The Haunted Blizzard - Aviaq Johnston, The Door - Ann R. Loverock, Wheetago War II Summoners - Richard Van Camp, Revenge - Thomas Anguti Johnston, Lounge - Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley and Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Utiqtuq - Gayle Kabloona, Sila by K.C. Carthew; The Wildest Game - Jay Bulckaert and Strays - Repo Kempt. There is a glossary of Inuktitut words and their pronunciation.
Why The Monster by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is a young adult novel. Huuq is a young Inuk 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, with only his dog Qipik as company. On a lonesome hill, Huuq and Qipik 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.
Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley have won the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Skraelings is an exciting groundbreaking young adult novel set in the arctic landscape of long ago. Early contact between the Vikings and the Tuniit, a race of ancient Inuit ancestors known for their strength and shyness. Told through the perspective of an adventurous young Inuk man named Kannujaq this story recounts what may have occurred during first contact between the Tuniit, ancestors of the Inuit, and the giants known as Vikings.
Stories of Survival and Revenge from Inuit Folklore is a young adult selection of traditional Inuit stories ideal for grades seven to ten. Published by Inhabit Media this 80-page book with comic book–inspired illustrations is ideal for the action-packed stories featuring 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. Each story has important lessons and each stresses we must remain human with clear spiritual qualities.
Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic introduces elementary-level readers to the huge, shy, powerful, ingenious race of Tuniit, the people who populated the Arctic even before the Inuit. The book describes the great impact these former giants of the Arctic had on some of the most well-known and practical aspects of Arctic life. By presenting the factual basis for many of the Inuit traditional beliefs about the Tuniit, this book provides readers with a blend of anthropology, history, and traditional knowledge.
Lesson for the Wolf is the 2015 picture book from Inhabit Media and authored by the respected storytellers Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley. In this book, young readers are introduced to some of the animals found in Arctic region through the eyes of an unhappy wolf. This particular wolf is unsatisfied with this appearance and skills. In all the other animals and birds he finds characteristics he admires. He no longer spends time with his wolf brothers and sisters hunting and playing. Instead this wolf watches the owls, wolverines, and caribou with envy, wishing that he could be like them.
Long, long ago, living creatures could wear any shape they wished. Some flew to the Moon. Others dove to the bottom of the Sea. Animals could have any shape they wishes, so they chose whatever they thought was lovely. In The Walrus Who Escaped, young readers will discover a walrus with beautiful, spiralled tusks, not the long, straight tusks that we recognize today! When Raven comes across Walrus expertly diving for clams, she quickly becomes jealous of Walrus’s great clam-hunting skills.
How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation from Inhabit Media replaces their 2008 release, Qanuq Pinngurnirmata: Inuit Stories of How Things Came to Be. This 2015 release from Inhabit Media is a collection of nine traditional Inuit stories and legends retold in English by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley.
The Raven and the Loon is a picture book retelling of a traditional Inuit legend explaining why Raven has black feathers and why Loon has flat feet. Storytellers Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley have created a charming children's book for primary students. In the beginning both the Loon and Raven had white feathers. They both felt their white feathers and snow-covered landscape made for a boring life. Mischievous Raven decided to visit Loon on day in her iglu. Loon was patiently sewing when Raven arrived, chattering non-stop. Then Raven had an idea.