A bilingual (English and Inuktitut) traditional Inuit story from the North Baffin region. Aulaja must stay alone in camp with only her dog to protect her. She has heard about dangerous land spirits from her father, but she has no idea she will soon encounter one–Mahahaa the Tickler, a being from Inuit mythology who can tickle you to death.
"[E]xciting and emotional at the same time and is written with a cadence that often feels like poetry. Mahahaa would be a great book to use as an example of descriptive writing; readers feel what Aulaja hears, sees, and generally senses as the story progresses...The art is incredible; it manages to seem both current and traditional at the same time." — CM: Canadian Review of Materials