The author is an expert at telling real stories (rather than a string of slightly fictionalized facts) about Indians. This one employs a lot of standard situations -- a little boy, encouraged by his wise old step-father, saves his tribe from the man who exploited them, the medicine man who stole their food and furs, and weakened them all with whiskey. Along the way he trudges through snow, is suckled by a wolf, and alone with a Canadian Mountie fights off a wolf pack. Little Raven, like Mouse of The Valley of the Bear (1964, p. 1013, J-327) is an endearing character, more scrawny and little-boyish than heroic. It's a refreshing approach to adventure, with a continuous, gentle undertone of humor.