Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Why the Monster - a bookwrap


"Why the Monster"

Book by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

Unwrapping some illustrations for you 

About the book

This was a very well written and extremely enthralling book from beginning to end.  It would make a wonderful movie that I am sure would draw a large appreciative audience. 

"Why the Monster" is a full of imagination and magic.  It is a story of an Inuit boy, an Inhabitant, named Huug.  He lives in a remote village and is a misfit there.  He is bullied constantly and even his parents seem to treat him as an outcast.  He takes up thievery as a diversion but still is plagued by the fact that he is unwanted and deemed a loser.

One day after an extreme bullying encounter he takes off into the Arctic wilderness and finds himself alone and lost with his beloved dog, Qipik as his ownly companion.  It is there in that barren wasteland that his life totally changes forever.  

He stumbles across a curious egg which breaks open and his dog gobbles it up before she can be stopped. Three strange alien creatures appear and demand he return the egg to them. On his refusal they strip him of his visual identity, his Inhabitant form, and turn him into a monstrous half-human creature. 

His world turns upside down and completely inside out. Huug goes on a dangerous quest to find out why these "Its"  did this to him and how he can return to being himself once again.  He gets deeply immersed in a supernatural world of evil, mystical powers, and strange creatures that want to take him out.  Huug has to battle for his very life and hopefully find a pathway back home to save his village from the dark evil that has overtaken and sucked the life (literally) out of its populace for so long. 

I highly recommend this book.  It is targeted for a teen/ young adult market but I am positive that adults will love it too.   

Storywraps Rating -  5 +++ HUGS!!!!!


About the authors

Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is a scholar specializing in world religions and cultures. She was born in an Arctic wilderness camp and is of Inuit ancestry. Her numerous articles and books have earned her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is a folklorist and fantasist of Scottish-Mohawk ancestry. His work specializes in mythology, magic, and Inuit lore. He has won an award for writing short science fiction “Green Angel,” but his focus is on fiction and nonfiction for a young audience.

Meet the illustrator

I am an artist with a background in classical animation, skilled in both traditional and digital mediums, who's 10+ year career in entertainment arts has included work in television, comics and video games.
I've experience in all stages of production, creating art as a production artist all the way to art directing and creative direction - overseeing the creation of art and establishing product vision.
My passion is storytelling, characters, and above all being involved in projects that offer a deeply engaging experience for the audience.

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