When a storm takes them by surprise, Yakari, his best friend Rainbow and his pony Little Thunder take cover in a cave. They discover when they come out of their refuge that the hill they are on is surrounded by rising water. On this new “island,” they befriend a wounded moose threatened by a merciless predator...
Yakari discovers a colony of beavers busy building their dam. There we find Thousand-mouths, the short-tempered building site boss; Wooden-Dam, the smiling old wise man; Wooden-Bed, the sleepyhead; Double-Tooth, the eternally inspired sculptor… and last but not least Little Linden Tree, a lively kid. While they are bathing, this infernal little beaver disappears. Yakari will find him exploring the underground waterways of the river. Linden Tree will, of course, receive his first smacking (Rough-Bark, his father, is so worried!) and Double-Tooth will finally be able to present his masterpiece to the amazed colony.
When the beavers bring Yakari a battered old canoe, the young Sioux and his friends repair it and go for a little trip—and find more adventure than they bargained for, in the person of a father coyote. Fortunately, their new friend is up to his reputation for cunning: When Buffalo Seed is cornered by an angry puma, it will take all of the coyote’s tricks, combined with Yakari’s bravery, to get the young hunter out of his predicament.
Spring is a long time coming on the Great Prairie. The Sioux tribe awaits the return of the buffalo. The tribe is hungry. Yakari, who lives his dreams, goes with Little Thunder to look for the herd led by White Buffalo. The two friends cross a scorching desert before finding themselves faced with a wall of rocks. Yakari scales the wall and discovers green pastures where the much-awaited herd is lingering. The bison take refuge there when they lack food during the migrations. Yakari is the first human to walk these fertile lands that are hidden in the desert. Knowing that the Red Men need them, the buffalo obey their destiny. Yakari will keep his discovery a secret.
Something very serious is happening in the High Hills. Several animals have disappeared. A terrible grizzly has captured them and treats them as slaves, forcing them to find food for him. Arming himself with courage, Yakari bravely decides to face the vile tyrant. But how can a child stand before the wild animal? Great Eagle advises Yakari to wait for winter, when the bear, satiated, will sleep...Beautiful full-colour illustrations complement simple, easy-to-read texts to make reading appealing to children of all reading levels, and especially to reluctant readers.
There’s panic among the beavers. A pelican, fiendishly sick with a cold, makes an emergency landing among them. Not only does this undesirable guest keep all the neighbourhood awake with his monstrous sneezes, but he’s dying of hunger. Yakari and Little Thunder bring him to the otters, who cram him with fish. The pelican puts on weight again quickly, but his thundering cold persists!
Tormented Wolf, a warrior from Yakari’s tribe, has an obsession: to take his revenge on the wolf who attacked and injured him three winters before. This wolf limps... Yakari has crossed the path of Three Legs. He is afraid, but a dream and the intervention of Great Eagle, his totem, encourage him to join the wolves. He will earn the trust of the pack’s leader...
A strange eagle has wounded a brave from Yakari’s tribe and stolen his talisman. To recover it and allow the man to wake from his unnatural slumber, young Yakari will have to climb a mountain to find the eagle’s nest. Forced to go alone when Little Thunder can’t follow anymore, he will have to make new friends–with sure feet and warm coats–and brave the majestic bird’s proud anger.
Le créateur de Yakari et de Buddy Longway retrace sa carrière et parle longuement de ceux qui furent ses maîtres. De nombreuses anecdotes et documents inédits, un témoignage émouvant qui démontre que le compagnonnage ne fut pas un vain mot dans la bande dessinée franco-belge.
Nanabozo, the Great Rabbit, is... well, a giant rabbit. He’s also a powerful sorcerer, and Rainbow’s spirit guide, as Great Eagle is for Yakari. When he appears to the young Sioux to tell him his charge has disappeared, little Yakari is swept up in a quest that will make him turn into a giant, run on smoke, fly, and travel to the ice banks where the polar bears play.
Little Thunder is quite an astounding pony, and he and Yakari truly are the best of friends. So when upon waking up one morning, he discovers that his mount has left the village, the young Sioux boy is devastated. He tries to find his friend, but is forced to give up as the trail grows cold: whatever it is that drives Little Thunder, he’s heading due south as fast as he can. What is it that calls out to him?