The story form, a good deal of fact about the habits of Alaskan reindeer, through the adventures of a young reindeer. From his early days with the mission herd through the bard trip to winter pastures -- the attack of the wolves -- the loss of his mother and his long homeward trek, alone, back to the Mission. The book is hurt by the poor format, color shift in type, sense of off register. The pictures by Charles Keller are quite charming. The story seems occasionally written down.