Andrei and the Snow Walker by LARRY WARWARUKAndrei and the Snow Walker by LARRY WARWARUK

Andrei and the Snow Walker


Paperback | August 28, 2002

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In search of a better life, twelve-year-old Andrei and his family move from Ukraine to a Canadian homestead near Batoche, Saskatchewan, in the spring of 1900. Andrei's grandfather brings with them an ancient Scythian bowl an old hermit gave him - a strange, glowing bowl which may have magical power.

Andrei has never worked so hard, helping to build a home, breaking land, learning to hunt with two Métis friends, Gabriel and Chi Pete. They tell him about Snow Walker, a man of unusual powers and wisdom - a man some say can change into a bear. Sometimes, in the woods, Andrei thinks he sees a figure moving through the trees.

Near Christmas, Andrei is caught in a swirling blizzard while trying to use the strange bowl's magic to help his family. When he falls through river ice, he sees that not only can't the magic bowl save him, he must let it go to have a chance. Suddenly, someone strong pulls him from the river. In a cabin in the woods, Andrei at last meets Snow Walker and learns that this land has its own wisdom and power.

Larry Warwaruk is the author of one other novel (Rope of Time, 1991), a number of short stories published in GRAIN, NeWest Review and elsewhere and broadcast on CBC Radio, and a non-fiction work, Red Finns of the Coteau, published in 1984. Several of his works have won Saskatchewan Writers Guild literary awards. He is also active in co...
Title:Andrei and the Snow WalkerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 7.73 × 4.99 × 0.52 inPublished:August 28, 2002Publisher:Coteau BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550502131

ISBN - 13:9781550502138

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12