HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061123184, 194pp.
Publication Date: June 30, 2009
My dream from last night haunts me. I am still running, still trying to hide from something I cannot see. I know that it sees me with eyes that can pierce the darkness. I know that it hungers to take my life.
Paul has always believed in the power of dreams. He knows that they are often warnings. Warnings that should be taken very seriously.
Now his nightmare visions of a predatory winged creature are becoming all too real. And though Paul has always depended on the wisdom of his Abenaki ancestors' stories to guide his footsteps, no monster tale could have prepared him for what he is about to encounter, alone, at the top of one of the most dangerous mountains in the world.
Sally Wern Comport has illustrated numerous picture books and novels, including "Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr. s Six Guiding Beliefs";"Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure"; "Hanging Off Jefferson s Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore"; and the Spy Mice series. She has also translated her picture making skills to various large scale public, private, and institutional artworks. Sally lives with her husband and two daughters in Annapolis, Maryland, where she operates Art at Large Inc. Learn more at ArtAtLargeInc.com.
“Bruchac’s fast-moving tale is steeped in Indian lore that injects this otherwise straightforward thriller with a sense of meaning and even spirituality. A perfect book to gobble up in a single, sweaty sitting.”
“The intriguing Native lore, the realistic teen narrative, and cliff-hanger sentences that build suspense at the end of each chapter are signature Bruchac and will captivate readers.”
-School Library Journal