UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. Dream Quest, written by Amy Jo Cooper, is two novellas for young adult readers based on the original concept developed for the Spirit Bay television series. The theme of the two stories is the dream or vision quest that marks an important transition from childhood to adult in Native cultures. The stories are set in a fictional Ojibway community north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. In the first story, The Big Save, a shy and quiet girl, named Rose, must overcome her fears and insecurities as she plays goal for the local broomball team. When team members blame her for their loss, she acts responsibly and redeems herself when the team bus has an accident. After the driver leaves for help, Rose puts her traditional survival skills to the test as she prepares the group for spending the night outside during a winter storm. Rose organizes the other children until help arrives. The second story, Hack's Choice, revolves around a young adult who learns to take the advice of a traditional Elder when he is faced with an important decision. Each story combines traditional Ojibway teachings in contemporary situations that face all young people as they mature. Each character in the story must consider the consequences of decisions; choose what is important in life; and understand their true identity. Teachings about Windigo, the Trickster, sweetgrass and tobacco are woven into the stories. The stories are written in the first person and incorporate the vernacular speech of young adults. The importance of Elders and their teachings are stressed in the introduction for each story. The Elder explains the role of stories and traditional teachings but doesn't give away the endings. This is an entertaining book that will appeal to Native and Non-Native students at the senior elementary level.