Hope turns misfortune into a new beginning in this adventurous children’s story The Caribou King.
Rae stares at his caribou family after awakening from a dream that seems so real. He watches his family enjoy the fresh taste of new moss and ferns until Doe challenges him to a race toward the highest mountain.
Despite several warnings to return home, the two young deer explore the mountain, only to discover a hidden opening covered by vines and bushes. Curiosity leads them deep into a hidden cave until they feel the earth shake.
Frightened, Rae and Doe huddle together in a small alcove watching the stone walls crumble and the floor crack wide open forming a sinkhole.
Rae falls deeper and deeper below the cave’s surface, crying for help, until he lands on frozen ground in the magical Land of Light. In this peaceful place, Rae discovers a powerful gift that transforms his world and changes the lives of his caribou family.
The Caribou King embraces the idea of hope. When faced with personal dilemmas or natural disasters, we need to hold onto the hope that tomorrow will be better.
Award-winning author Christine Conrad Cazes lives with her husband, Lloyd, and bichon frise in Westchester County, New York. A literacy specialist in the public school system, she uses her stories when introducing thematic topics of study. The Caribou King is the author’s fourth children's book, continuing her Westorchid series. Punkin, Gem’s Gift, and She Never Asked for Wings, her three other books, all received the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the categories of Children’s Interest, Children’s Literary Fiction, and Children’s Inspiration.