Lesson for the Wolf

by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

In Lesson for the Wolf, young readers meet a wolf who spends his days admiring all the other animals of the tundra. Not content to simply be a wolf, happy and hunting with his pack, he watches the owls, wolverines, and caribou with envy, wishing that he could be like them. Wishing that he could be anything other than a wolf. But when the magic of the Land finally grants his wish, this wolf finds out that what he admires may not be what he really wants in the end.

Written by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley | Illustrated by Alan Cook

Ages 5–7
32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout
May 2015

Inhabit Media Inc. is the first Inuit-owned, independent publishing company in the Canadian Arctic. We aim to promote and preserve the stories, knowledge, and talent of the Arctic, while also supporting research in Inuit mythology and the traditional Inuit knowledge of Nunavummiut (residents of Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory). Our authors, storytellers, and artists bring traditional knowledge to life in a way that is accessible to readers both familiar and unfamiliar with Inuit culture and traditions.

Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley was born at the northernmost edge of Baffin Island, in Canada’s Arctic. She grew up learning traditional survival lore from her father. Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley was born at the southernmost edge of Ontario. He grew up learning traditional woodcraft. They were brought together by a love of nature and each other. Together, they write Arctic fantasy.

Alan Cook is an illustrator and visual developer. He lives in Portland, Oregon.