Those Who Run in the Sky

2017 Honour Book Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature
Publisher: 
Inhabit Media
Pub Date: 
April 2017
Pages: 
207
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
078-1-77227-121-8
Price: 
$13.95

Those Who Run in the Sky is a coming-of-age story that follows named Pitu, a young shaman who finds himself lost in the world of the spirits.

After a strange and violent blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea ice, without his dog team or any weapons to defend himself, he soon realizes that he is no longer in the word that he once knew. The storm has carried him into the world of the spirits, a world populated with terrifying creatures.

As he tries to find his way back home, Pitu is plagues by ravenous black wolves that constantly stalk him, water-dwelling creatures that want nothing more than to pull him into the frigid ocean through an ice crack, as well as beings less frightening, but equally as incredible, such as a lone giant who can carry Pitu in the palm of her hand and who keeps caribou and polar bears as pets.

After stumbling upon a fellow shaman who has been trapped in the spirit world for many years, Pitu must master all of his shamanic powers to make his way back to the world of the living, to his family, and to the girl that he loves.

Also available in Inuktitut.

"Those Who Run in the Sky is a haunting tale, with both Inuit culture and a ghoulish spirit world explored in a thrilling and arresting manner." Foreword Reviews, Hannah Hohman 

“The traditions of this Inuit culture wrap Pitu’ story in a reality that needs to be shared with all youth, Indigenous and otherwise.”CanLitfor Little Canadians

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Those Who Run in the Sky is a coming-of-age story that follows named Pitu, a young shaman who finds himself lost in the world of the spirits.

After a strange and violent blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea ice, without his dog team or any weapons to defend himself, he soon realizes that he is no longer in the word that he once knew. The storm has carried him into the world of the spirits, a world populated with terrifying creatures.

As he tries to find his way back home, Pitu is plagues by ravenous black wolves that constantly stalk him, water-dwelling creatures that want nothing more than to pull him into the frigid ocean through an ice crack, as well as beings less frightening, but equally as incredible, such as a lone giant who can carry Pitu in the palm of her hand and who keeps caribou and polar bears as pets.

After stumbling upon a fellow shaman who has been trapped in the spirit world for many years, Pitu must master all of his shamanic powers to make his way back to the world of the living, to his family, and to the girl that he loves.

Also available in Inuktitut.

"Those Who Run in the Sky is a haunting tale, with both Inuit culture and a ghoulish spirit world explored in a thrilling and arresting manner." Foreword Reviews, Hannah Hohman 

“The traditions of this Inuit culture wrap Pitu’ story in a reality that needs to be shared with all youth, Indigenous and otherwise.”CanLitfor Little Canadians

Currently no resources or Ebooks listed