Drawn from a wide range of Indian tribes, the 37 stories in this collection are about animal and human transformation and connection. There are stories about snakes, wolves, bears, and other animals. "Wolf Woman Running" is a powerful tale about a Sioux wife who runs away from her abusive husband and lives with the wolves through eight winters and summers. In "Spirit Eggs," a Cheyenne youth sees his friend changed into Snake Man, guardian of the Mississippi River. The introduction and notes are as good as the stories, with discussion of themes, origins, and where and from whom Pijoan heard each story. In the introduction, folklorists Richard and Judy Dockney Young point out how Indian stories differ from non-Indian: for example, the Euro-American tradition often fears change and expects a happy ending, while the native American stories accept change, accept death, and don't polarize good and evil. The book's design is uninviting, but the cover is bright, the stories are lively, and YAs will find this a stimulating resource for browsing and storytelling.