Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

In Brief: The whole book is geared to showing how unaware the white people are and how deficient their philosophy is, compared to the nature-wise Indians.

Author: William Mayne

Age Range: Pre Teens

Period: Contemporary

Genres:  AdventureCoping with


Rafe, a westener, and Taweena, a native American Indian, visit the cave of a bear and are carried off on an ice floe. Rafe is taken by two Indian ladies but Taweena escapes since she is an outcast. The remainder of the story, telling of Rafe's journey home with the Indians is told first from his viewpoint and then from Taweena's following them clandestinely.

Tuesday 1st January 2002