Those Who Dwell Below

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.
spiritualism
Inuit
Indigenous
First Peoples
shaman
Aboriginal
religion
arctic
Canada
conflict
Adventure
Fantasy
spirits
personal growth
adversity
culture
language
land
ocean
sky
story
myth
story
Author/Publisher/Website
Johnston, A.
Primary Identifier
9781772272352
Subject
English Language Arts