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About the Author
Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak is an Inuk storyteller who grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Naujaat, Nunavut). During his childhood, his family traveled by dog sled, living a traditional Inuit lifestyle. He is the author of many picture books, including Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails, winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award.
He won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature in 2008.
Andrew Qappik, CM has always been inspired by vivid memories of his respected Elders and their stories. He is a member of the Order of Canada and is well-known throughout the Canadian Arctic for his design of the flag for Nunavut, as well as the territory's coat of arms and official logo. He lives in Pangnirtung, Nunavut.