Twelve-year-old Tsatsi is a Cherokee youth whose village is attacked by the U.S. Army in the 1830s to round up the residents and take them on the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. His family flees into the Smoky Mountains, but are hunted down and only Tsatsi and his sister, Sali, escape. Then Sali is kidnapped by Stone Man, a notorious giant. Tsatsi gives chase and confronts the giant. “The story starts off at a frantic pace and doesn’t let up; sure to pull in readers who don’t ordinarily read historical fiction.” Greg Pattridge. The author lives in Louisville and is a substitute teacher.
Pikeville, North Carolina: Dancing Lemur Press, 2019. 161 pages.