Author(s): Candy Gourlay
Samkad lives in a tribe deep in the Philippine jungle at the end of the nineteenth century, and has never encountered anyone from outside his own tribe before. He's about to become a man, and while he's desperate to grow up, he's worried that this will take him away from his best friend, Little Luki.
This is great historical fiction that gives an insight into the lives of the First Peoples of the Philippines and the American colonisation. It's also a terrific adventure story with some hard-hitting scenes.