An Arctic Quest

Chronicle Books
Hardbound - 40 Pages
Illustrated by award-winning painter Jon Van Zyle

MSRP $14.95 - Internet Special $12.50

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A coming-of-age tale set on the tundra of northern Alaska follows young Aknik
as he sets out to prove his skills as a hunter so he may be allowed to hunt whale
with the men of his village. As his traps are mysteriously robbed, he is forced
to look deep into himself for the courage and wisdom needed to solve
the problem. A tale of native Inuits living in the traditional way.


  • "Heinz and Van Zyle team up for an involving glimpse of the lives of
    traditional Inupiat people.. The lengthy text is dramatic; the paintings
    are a realistic accompaniment."

    Kirkus Reviews

  • "Heinz's adventure tale has successfully captured a slice of life in the arctic."
    School Library Journal

  • "This beautifully written book is rich in language and illustrations.
    The glossary enhances an already splendid book."

    Lorgnette - Heart of Texas Literature Center
Brian Heinz, 1 Sylvan Drive, Wading River, NY 11792 - Phone & Fax: (631) 929-8148 email: Brian@brianheinz.com

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