Book Reviews and Awards

A Rumour of Otters

A 1986 ALA Notable Children’s Book

"In a strong rite-of-passage story, teenager Alexa, growing up in a remote New Zealand sheep station, rebels against stereotypical female roles and survives a dangerous wilderness quest." -- ALA Booklist "A novel that contains the best elements of classic coming-of-age stories and wilderness survival tales... Savage is to be applauded for her skill at weaving carefully plotted adventures, subtle character complexities, and lushly detailed descriptions into a unified and fresh story." -- School Library Journal, starred review Ages 12 up. $12.95 (0-395-41186-6) A Rumor of Otters by Deborah Savage Houghton Mifflin Company