WINTER OF THE WHALE by Robert Carse

WINTER OF THE WHALE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Three young Manhasset braves set out on a hunt to relieve a destroying winter famine. The story of their successes and failures as they struggle with wild animals such as bear, moose and especially whale, comprise a goodly portion of the thrills and excitement generated throughout. Wequarran, the chief's son, is the bravest of the braves. He defeats a jealous warrior in a fight-performance; it is through his ingenious method that the tribe kills a gigantic whale, and after the whale is stolen by the Pequots, an enemy tribe, it is Wequarran and his friends who set out to redeem the prize. They are captured and he is tortured. His courage in the face of pain, and his clever plan to aid the Pequots outwit a surprise attack by the Narragansetts, win his release as well as an end to warfare between the Pequots and Manhassets. Robert Carse has written an Indian adventure story based on authentic historical and scientific evidence. His extensive knowledge of Indian language, customs, and tribal ideals provide the 13 to 15 year old reader with anthropologically sound data as well as with exciting fiction.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1960
Publisher: Putnam