A coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately 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 carriedA coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately 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—black wolves with red eyes, ravenous and constantly stalking him and water-dwelling creatures that want nothing more than to snatch him and 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 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....
|Title||:||Those Who Run in the Sky|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
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Those Who Run in the Sky Reviews
This coming of age story centres around a young Inuit hunter named Pitu. One day he gets caught up in a violent snowstorm and loses his way. He discovers he has left the world he knows and has entered into a spiritual world of demonic mythological creatures that want to destroy him and prevent him from ever returning to his beloved home and the girl he loves. He battles savage black wolves who stalk him non-stop and ugly, hideous water creatures that want to submerge him in the icy waters and end his life. He encounters a solitary giant women who keeps t native caribou and polar bears for pets. She is delighted to included Pitu into her menagerie. He discovers a bitter fellow shaman, named Taktuq, who has been trapped in the spirit world for many years. He lives like a hermit and tries to shun Pitu. He only wants to be left alone nursing his misery and grief. Pitu manages to confront the old shaman and convince him to teach him all his shamanic powers so together they can leave that God-forsaken, evil wasteland and go back to the world of the living where his family is waiting for his return and so to his beloved girlfriend, Saima. "Those Who Run in the Sky" unveils Inuit culture and customs. The illustrations are such an enrichment to the story bringing the text alive. There is a glossary of Inuit words at the end of the book to help you understand some of the native language. The book is a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature - text. The writing is very well done. This novel can be used in both junior and intermediate classrooms and opens up wonderful dialogue to a deeper understanding of Inuit life. I highly recommend this book.
Really good read.
Inuit myths and customs are the inspiration behind Johnston's fantastical novel, which commemorates a lost way of life. Mysterious, thoughtful, and emotional, it deserves a wide readership.