Healer of the Water Monster-9780062990402

Healer of the Water Monster

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By: Young, Brian
Format: Hardback
Published By: HarperCollins
Date of Publication: 11/05/2021
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780062990402
Dimensions in mm: 149 x 218 x 36

Brian Youngs powerful debut novel tells of a seemingly ordinary Navajo boy who must save the life of a Water Monsterand comes to realize hes a hero at heart.

When Nathan goes to visit his grandma, Nali, at her mobile summer home on the Navajo reservation, he knows hes in for a pretty uneventful summer, with no electricity or cell service. Still, he loves spending time with Nali and with his uncle Jet, though its clear when Jet arrives that he brings his problems with him.

One night, while lost in the nearby desert, Nathan finds someone extraordinary: a Holy Being from the Navajo Creation Storya Water Monsterin need of help.

Now Nathan must summon all his courage to save his new friend. With the help of other Navajo Holy Beings, Nathan is determined to save the Water Monster, and to support Uncle Jet in healing from his own pain.

The Heartdrum imprint centers a wide range of intertribal voices, visions, and stories while welcoming all young readers, with an emphasis on the present and future of Indian Country and on the strength of young Native heroes. In partnership with We Need Diverse Books.