THE INDIAN HEART OF CARRIE HODGES by Katy Peake

THE INDIAN HEART OF CARRIE HODGES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

We first see Carrie through the aging eyes of hunter Foster Gant as he watches her imitating a hawk in flight -- one of those sensitive, naturally graceful earth children. But her ""Indian heart"" soon wins ours as, in search of her own special spirit animal, Carrie studies the personalities of the adults around her for evidence of their animal guardians and strives to accept the inevitable tragedies of ranch life, especially the death from rabies of her beloved dog Tippy. When the local coyotes are threatened by an extermination campaign, Carrie retreats to her secret Valley of the Moon and warns the coyotes in a vision, during which they sit with her around the fire and salute her as their ""Young Sister."" The transitions between the workaday ranch world and Carrie's sober, questioning imagination are straight as an arrow and move right along that private path other animal lovers will want to explore.

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1972
Publisher: Viking