illustrated children’s book by Naja Rosing-Asvid


Suddenly pulled out of his sleep by the voices, Aqipi wakes up from his dream and sees to his great surprise a larger number of pointing to the food on the floor. They are the strangest children he has ever seen. Some of them are wearing odd looking hats on their heads, one has strings coming out of her ears and another has iron teeth. One boy has large blue eyes and strange looking light hair that is pointing in all directions as if he has just seen a dangerous tupilak.


the book

Aqipi is the spirit helper of a Greenlandic shaman. He is sent a couple of days into the future to do a weather forecast for the upcoming hunt. Aqipi plays with a raven that sends him spinning into the future, where he wakes up at a modern museum of Greenlandic history and culture. Surrounded by artifacts he knows, placed in weird ways with funny looking people staring at him, Aqipi can’t understand whats going on…

Naja Rosing-Asvids beautiful crayon illustrations supports the originality of the text and its historical focus. In the back of the book you’ll find explanations to the things and artifacts Aqipi finds in the museum. The book is ideal for both reading aloud (4-9 years) and for reading on your own (9-12 years).


the author

Naja Rosing-Asvid is an architect and a self taught artist. She has helped design the permanent exhibitions at Greenland National Museum. It was during this work that she got the idea for Aqipi. Aqipi – The Tiny Spirit Helper is her first book. Read more about the author on

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