In this wonderful original tale, a young boy is told by his uncle, the village shaman, that his role in their clan and tribe depends on his finding and getting to know a very important person. Gray Wolf journeys through the woods and seashore around his home and through the seasons for a full year in the course of his search. Through conversations with his brothers and sisters in the woods and waters--Bear, Eagle, Whale, Beaver, Owl and Wolf--Gray Wolf makes a wonderful discovery about the value of each and every one of us. As children follow Gray Wolf on his journey they learn about village life among coastal peoples of the Pacific Northwest. This beautiful hardcover book is richly illustrated by the distinctive full-color artwork of Gary Peterson and fourteen original drawings. Parents will enjoy reading this book aloud as much as young readers will enjoy following the story themselves.