In the harsh land of the Great White Bear, Ish the Traveller finds a rescuer and companion the Bear Man. Through their friendship Ish discovers the Bear Man is a servant of the village people; their wise one, their healer, their Shaman.
In this timeless, universal story Ish gains wisdom and a place. He learns the profound power of knowledge, the terrifying force of superstition, and witnesses first hand the mysteries of the human spirit. But in this land of blinding light there lurks a dark, menacing presence threatening all who may offend her.
Here is the third title in the award-winning Travellers series by master story-teller Jack Lasenby. Because We Were the Travellers is the first, and Taur, winner of the 1999 NZ Post Childrens Book Award, is the second. Larger than life, The Shaman and the Droll is an extraordinary tale.
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Jack Lasenby was born in Waharoa, New Zealand in 1931. During the 1950s he was a deer-culler and possum trapper in the Urewera Country. He is a former school teacher, lecturer in English at the Wellington Teachers College, and editor of New Zealands School Journal.
He held the Sargeson Fellowship in 1991, the Writers Fellowship at the Victoria University of Wellington in 1993, and was the Writer in Residence at the Dunedin College of Education in 1995. He is the author of many novels for children and young adults, including award-winning books The Lake, The Conjuror, The Waterfall and The Battle of Pook Island.
Jack Lasenby is one of New Zealands foremost writers. His novels for children and teenagers have won several major awards, including the Esther Glen Medal, the AIM and NZ Post Childrens Book Awards. He is well known for the delightful Uncle Trev and Harry Wakatipu stories as well as his award-winning novels about the Seddon Street Gang. Because We Were the Travellers won an Honour Award at the 1998 NZ Post Childrens Book Awards. Taur, the scond in the series, won the senior fiction category of the same awards in 1999. Jack Lasenby is presently working on a fourth volume.
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Book Description Longacre Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1877135321