By Tanya Landman

From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes a powerful account of the Apache's struggle for survival in a hostile world.

From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes this haunting account of the Apache's struggle for survival. Siki is an orphan of the Black Mountain Apache. Her mother was killed by Mexicans three years ago and her father lost in an ambush the winter before that. When Siki witnesses the brutal murder of her little brother Tazhi, she vows to become an Apache warrior and avenge his death. This powerful but sensitively written novel will stay with you long after you have turned the final page.

  • A haunting story of suffering and revenge featuring a strong female protagonist.
  • Offers an eye-opening view of nineteenth-century Native American life through historical fiction.

About the author

Tanya Landman has written numerous books for children and young people, including Buffalo Soldier, winner of the Carnegie Medal, Apache, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize, The Goldsmith's Daughter, longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Sam Swann and Poppy Fields mystery series and the beautiful picture book Mary's Penny. Tanya lives in Bideford, Devon, with her husband and their two sons. Visit Tanya at


"This is a finely told book, gripping in its storytelling with compelling and sensitive characters one comes to care deeply about." Buzz Words


2008: Booktrust Teenage Prize

Teenage Fiction - Shortlisted

2008: Calderdale Children's Book of the Year Award

Calderdale Children's Award - Shortlisted

2008: Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. - Shortlisted

2008: The Highland Children's Book Awards

The Highland Children's Book Award aims to promote reading for pleasure, support literacy development, encourage critical reading and enable Highland pupils to select their own award winning books. - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406303315
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2007
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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