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2014 Nominee
Voted 18 out of 20 (tied)

The Shadows That Rush Past

By Rachel Qitsualik. Published in 2011 by Inhabit Media

The Shadows That Rush Past introduces young readers to some of the creepiest, scariest stories from Inuit mythology. These tales, told by critically acclaimed writer Rachel Qitsualik, bring to life four creatures from Inuit mythology: the amautalik, akhla, nanurluk, and mahaha. These tales are filled with child-stealing ogresses; half-man, half–grizzly bear monsters; ice-covered polar bears 10 times the size of normal bears; and a smiling creature that surprises unsuspecting campers and tickles them to death.

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