October 29, 2013

Scary Inuit tales

The Shadows that Rush Past
by Rachel A. Qitsualik

Qitsualik introduces young readers to four of the scariest creatures from Inuit mythology: the amautalik, an ogress who steals little children; the akhlas, giants who eat people; the nanurluk, a massive polar bear; and the mahaha, who tickles people to death!

Written in a conversational tone in keeping with an oral storytelling tradition, these are frightening tales that are quite different from ordinary ghost stories. The creepy pictures are sure to haunt many readers. 

Best read with all the lights on!

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