My newest book
Storm Runner, Spirit Horse
by Cynthia Vannoy
Little Owl is a Cheyenne girl who wants to be a
warrior instead of a wife.
Storm Runner is her horse, the best buffalo
runner she has ever trained. Together, they hunt buffalo, and battle the Cheyenne's enemy, the Crow.
When Storm Runner is stolen by the Crows,
Little Owl undertakes a journey to find her. The journey takes her
from the Big Horns (shining mountains) of Wyoming to the Tetons.
On her journey, she meets Frog, who is a Lakota Sioux, who helps her in her search. She travels to the sacred wheel, to the healing waters, and to the rugged peaks of the Teton Range, where she finds herself in the midst of the white trappers at the Rendezvous.
An excerpt from the book:
mummer rose among the Cheyenne, many wanted to
the Crow, but Frog intervened. “Let him live. Let him go
to the Crow and tell them of this day. Tell them that the
have the spirit woman and the spirit horse fighting
their side, and that they also have Bright Lance, the Lakota
whose medicine is very powerful. Also, from now
hunting country will belong to the Lakota and the
Tell your people that, and you may live.”
the Crow nodded, and said. “Cheyenne fight
unfairly, using spirit horses and spirit women. Crow
fight spirits.” They gave him one of the Crow horses
had captured, and watched him ride away until he was
A comment from a judge in the Writer's Digest Self-Published book awards,
(This) is such a lovely story and lots and lots of children would
love reading about Little Owl and Storm Runner, being drawn into
their special world and experiencing the adventure along with them.
The characters and the situation are both appealing and the writing is fine
Illustrated by Cynthia Vannoy