Those Who Dwell Below

Johnston, A.
This engaging Canadian novel follows the journey of a young shaman, Piturniq, as he must overcome a series of obstacles, including venturing to the bottom of the ocean to seek help from a great spirit, to help him save a starving village. On his journey he overcomes many spiritual and personal obstacles, gains knowledge to help him become a more powerful shaman, and develops more self-acceptance and confidence. Suitable as a class novel and for literature circles in grades 7-9, this rich novel develops themes of personal growth, identity, heroism, empathy, conflict, spiritualism, self-acceptance, and awareness.
Indigenous, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 7-9