Kaya and Tala, the adventurous twins, are back from their exploits in Spirit Quest on a new mission to discover why children are disappearing from one of their tribe’s villages. Earth dwarves are being blamed for the missing children, but the twins are sure they’re not at fault. Something very sinister is happening, so once again the sister and brother set out with Yahet (Y for short), their friend and companion, to rescue the kidnapped children. Along the way they meet a mysterious owl, a cedar ogre, demons galore, Aixos, the most ferocious of all sea serpents, and the Thunderbird himself!
Diane Silvey is a member of the Sechelt Band (Coast Salish). She graduated from the University of British Columbia's Native Indian Teacher Education Program and taught in band and public schools in British Columbia for twenty-three years. She is the author of two picture books, two novels (Spirit Quest and Raven's Flight), and the non-fiction book, The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Her textbook, From Time Immemorial, won the B.C. Book Award in 2000. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
John Mantha has illustrated 14 previous books, including The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, which was nominated for a B.C. Book Prize. He lives in Toronto.