After his snowmobile breaks down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp, Serapio Ittusardjuat recounts the traditional skills and knowledge he leaned on to stay alive.

This harrowing first-person account of four nights spent on the open sea ice—with few supplies and no water—shows young readers the determination and strength necessary to survive in the harsh Arctic climate, even when the worst occurs.


  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award for Non-Fiction 2021
  • Short-listed, First Nation Communities Read Awards 2021
  • Nominated, Forest of Reading—Silver Birch Express Award 2022


"A straightforward yet exciting story, and an ideal tale for fans of adventure.”—School Library Journal

"This beautifully designed, highly engaging graphic novel should engross both reluctant readers and those seeking adventure."—Quill & Quire

"This graphic novel is gripping, and I was drawn in almost immediately...This book speaks to not only the importance of self-sufficiency, but also traditional lifestyle knowledge; something that was often stamped out by colonizers with residential schooling and legislation pointedly destroying cultural knowledge."—The Tiny Activists

"The engaging design, and a well-told survival story are sure to garner attention with readers who enjoy true tales of adventure and survival."—Sal's Fiction Addiction