Keep in mind that a one star rating is personal. One star simply means that I did not personally like it. It does NOT mean that the author's book is badly written.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this, it
just looked like a cute little arctic fairy tale. But it's of the dark,
scary Brothers Grimm variety and would give me nightmares as a child
The story starts off with a little boy playing with ice
chunks and banging them around. He irritates his Grandmother and she
makes the passing remark, "I wish the qallupilug would take you away
forever". Well, be careful what you wish for because this is exactly
what happens. What follows is a mass effort to retrieve the boy from the
qallupilug's lair under the ice....only the boy refuses to be rescued.
Eventually, some hunters cunningly capture him and instead of returning
him to his family, they keep him. He never returns home.
What...exactly..do we want kids to take from this?
*I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.