Christie Harris Kenneth Radu - Essay

Kenneth Radu

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

The general competency of Secret in the Stlalakum Wild is surely the result of years of tending to the craft of writing for young readers. The hallmark of [Harris's] style is a good-humored briskness which carries the story along in an uncomplicated, well-paced narrative….

Indian folk-lore and mythology have quite clearly made their imprint upon Mrs. Harris's imagination. Her finest work is directly concerned with the Indian life and legends of the Northwest. Raven's Cry … remains a singularly moving paean to the now extinct Haida civilization of the Queen Charlotte Islands. Fully and accurately researched, Raven's Cry portrays the complexities and uniqueness of the Haida...

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