This is the story that I was hoping Snow Tunnel Sisters would be. Joe and Cody live with their parents in northern Manitoba. Energetic and playful brothers sing and dance to bring the caribou. Caribou their family hunt as their source for life. The loving relationship of the boys and their parents warms the story. The illustrations by Brian Deines are radiant. The descriptive language, the strong characters, the tightening of the plot through the change in focalization from the boys tot he parents come together to create fine, heartwarming narrative.
Thematically ties to family, relationship, nature, environment, culture, way of life, First Nations, survival.