A new story starring the real unicorns of the Arctic is up! The Young Narwhal is a tale of growing up in one of the most inhospitable places on earth. Asavakkit (ah-SAW-vah-kit) is Greenlandic for “I love you”. It is a fitting name for a little character who snuggled his way right into my heart.
For me, nothing sets the stage for a polar tale like ‘iluliaq’ (ih-LOO-lee-ahk), or icebergs. They are dangerous to surface dwellers floating about in boats, but to narwhals like Asavakkit they provide shelter, safety from predators (like orca), and a sense of home.