CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2017) Selection • 1996 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize — Shortlisted • 1996 Violet Downey IODE Book Award — Shortlisted • 1997 Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted
It all started with an ancient arrowhead in an Alberta field.
While walking through a field, Danny finds an 8,000-year-old arrowhead. After he shows his friend Joshua, who lives on the Peigan reserve at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the two go on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and break in to the local museum. Grappling with dyslexia and unsure of his place in the world, Danny follows the arrowhead into a distant past and back again as he learns about himself and the people who came before him.