The Blind Boy and the Loon is a retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge. This oral tradition is retained by Inuit storytellers and author Alethea Arnaquq-Baril explains this long narrative has been considerably shortened for this picture book published by Inhabit Media. This children's book is illustrated by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Dan Gies. Set in the distant past this story begins with a mother and her children. This particular mother does not like her son and her mean spirit results in the child's blindness. Because the child could no longer hunt for the family's food, the mother treated him poorly. The next spring, this blind child developed a plan. His sister guided the boy to the nearby water. Here the boy was addressed by a loon who explained his mother was responsible for the blindness. The loon had excellent vision and aided this boy regain sight. The boy's plan to seek revenge upon his mean mother was successful but the consequences are a lesson for all. The dark brooding colour illustrations by the author capture the essence of the land and lessons inherent in the legend. Seeking revenge can backfire and the Inuit know the narwhal forever serves as a reminder of this lesson. Highly recommended.