One of the few books about the Laplanders -- and good one too! A tragedy comes to the Turi family when their herd of reindeer is stolen. Not only does that mean that Lars must give up school in Mo and go on the winter migration, but the suspected thief is the father of Gustaf, Lars' best friend. Not until spring does Lars find the lost herd and is able to clear the name of his friend's father. In the meantime, the severe long winter brings strenuous activity. There are the few reindeer left to care for, skiing, hunting, wonderful stories told at night and a trip to the mysterious Luck Stone. Both the handsome illustrations by John Moment and the text catches the strenuous vitality of a rugged people and the magic and challenge of the far north country.