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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 32
Themes: Iqaluit, Nunavut, Inuit, Indigenous, arctic
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Pub Date: 11/May/2021
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Inspired by award-winning Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk’s short film of the same name, The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Facing dark spirits and physical challenges, the young shaman must learn to stifle her fear and listen to what Kannaaluk has to tell her.

Quill & Quire
"The Shaman’s Apprentice is an excellent addition to a growing number of Indigenous authored and illustrated picture books.— Quill & Quire
Booklist
"The folkloric and magical elements of the story will intrigue...Kyak-Monteith's detailed illustrations help to bring the Nunavut setting to life. Her arresting artwork draws readers into the story with detailed landscapes, dwellings, and furnishings; supernatural elements; and authentic belongings. A thought-provoking tale with an appended glossary."—Booklist