An Athabaskan boy's crippled foot may be a bad omen, but it may also be a sign that he is destined to be the next medicine man. How he defies the evil spirits and becomes a hero forms the basis of this true story set in 19th century Alaska.
About the Author
Arnold Griese is also the author of Anna's Athabaskan Summer and The Way of Our People. He has been involved with the Athabaskan people since 1951, when he moved from Miami to the Athabaskan village of Tanana. He lives with his wife in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Glo Coalson lived for more than a year in an Eskimo village before she moved to New York City to illustrate children's books. Among the books she has illustrated are On Mother's Lap and High, both by Ann Herbert Scott. She lives in Dallas, Texas.