Little Whale : A Story of the Last Tlingit War Canoe
A 10-year old Tlingit Indian boy Keet stows away for a voyage in his father’s canoe and finds himself caught in the turbulent waters of an Alaskan storm. Later, far from his home village (that would become modern Sitka), he ends up smack in the middle of a dangerous dispute between Indian clans.
From the mists and shadows of Southeastern Alaska, Roy Peratrovich spins a timeless coming-of-age tale to captivate and educate readers of all ages. Into a true story passed down by his Tlingit grandfather, the author has woven his own fantasy. His illustrations draw the reader into a time long ago when the whims of nature and man bring about a boy’s test of courage.