The picture maker was young, barely a maiden when she was stolen from her people. Would she ever return to the land of her birth? The story follows her as she travels through the lands and lives of many different peoples. Just as Jean Auel gave us sight into the lives of ancient people in her "Clan of the Cave Bear" series, Penina Spinka lets us look inside the society's of the Inuit, the Norse and the First Nations of the North American Continent. My heart ached for the young girl, torn from her home, as she strove to remain strong and true to her parents teachings. I rejoiced with her as she escaped her slavery, worried as she wandered, and ached again as she grieved for her lost child. Not a new book, but one well worth reading.