Spirit Quest by Jennifer Frick-RuppertSpirit Quest by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert

Spirit Quest

byJennifer Frick-RuppertIllustratorLorna Murphy

Hardcover | April 18, 2017

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Skyco, an Algonquin boy, is heir to the great chief Menatonon, but he has much to learn before he can take his place within the tribe. He studies with the shaman Roncommock, who teaches him how to enter the spirit world and communicate with spirits and other animals, while he also learns practical skills of hunting, fishing, and starting a fire from other men in his village. But learning to throw a spear with an atlatl and shoot arrows with a bow are just precursors to the ultimate test, the husquenaugh, when he is challenged to use his hard-earned skills to survive the harrowing life-or-death ritual.

Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert earned her Ph.D. in Zoology from Clemson University and is currently the Dalton Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Brevard College in western North Carolina. Originally from South Carolina, she grew up with a love of nature and the outdoors. Her other two books are Mountain Nature: A Seasonal N...
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Title:Spirit QuestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:271 pages, 8.1 × 5.2 × 0.9 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:Amberjack PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944995110

ISBN - 13:9781944995119

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"...an important book for our mainstream urban-industrial culture that in general has little knowledge of the natural world and essentially no initiation rites, ceremonies, nor celebrations for young men or women coming of age. Nothing that deliberately defines those transitions from one stage of life to another. But this book is just as entertaining as it is informative. In essence it's a great ride in a literary time machine that takes us back to what some might say was "a better time." When things were just as God or The Great Spirit made them and when we humans were more at home and at one with it all. Lucky are we to be travelers on this great ride with Jennifer Frick-Ruppert and the historical characters she has brought back to life through her fiction." - Thomas Crowe, The Smoky Mountain News