The Shaman's Apprentice

A middle-grade book by Zacharias Kunuk, illustrated by Megan Kyak-Monteith. 

Zacharias Kunuk, illustrated by Megan Kyak-Monteith 

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. (From Inhabit Media)

Zacharias Kunuk is a Canadian Inuk producer, director and author.

Megan Kyak-Monteith is an Inuk illustrator and painter based in Halifax.

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