REINDEER RESCUE by Stlla F. Rapaport
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An Eskimo story based on a true incident, this seems to have its own ring of authenticity as it comments on the Eskimo way of life. The incident- a rescue of a U.S. whaling fleet Ice bound in Kotzebue Sound in the winter of 1898- involves young Ahtok, an Alaskan boy, and the herd of reindeer he and his people send to help the stranded Americans, Ahtok is about twelve, delighted with the opportunity to make the trip but distressed with the prospect of seeing the herd, or part of it, slaughtered for food. While the journey has its perils, there are other rewards then the escapes from natural disasters. Ahtok makes valuable new friendships and as the herd winters at Kotzebue, the spring brings the birth of a new herd and Ahtok is given six young reindeer as his own.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1955
Publisher: Putnam