The Shaman Boy Shaman Boy Snow Leopard otter Shaman Wolves Simlin Swallow

'The Shaman Boy has a fairytale quality.... The damage done and sadness caused by conflict underlies this tale of magic and adventure. Caroline Pitcher creates a vivid world for her characters to inhabit and then other worlds within that one as Luka cohabits with a snow leopard, swallow otter and wolf. The character of the otter and the description of his environment are particularly enjoyable'
School Librarian

'...As the seasons advance Luka learns purpose and self-restraint. This is a powerful and relevant metaphor describing the situation of disabled members of any community. Pitcher stands alongside Lois Keith and Linda Newbery in delivering this telling message'
IBBY magazine

Firs Estate School in Derby were so inspired by Cloud Cat that they produced a wall display depicting the story

Firs Estate School Display

They also made puppets of the characters to use during a telling of the story in their assembly

Firs Estate School Puppets

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard

If you are concerned about the plight of children you could visit the site of
Hope and Homes for Children
All illustrations on this page are copyright © David Wyatt
Luka's Tune is copyright © Max Johnson