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A young boy named Kyo leads an isolated life in a small Eskimo settlement. One day, he takes his harpoon out onto the frozen bay, hoping to kill his first seal. But when he finally meets his quarry and sees the seal’s trusting face, Kyo knows he’s met a friend.
......Soon though, the boy’s uncle comes to visit, seeking a seal for a city zoo. Can Kyo help him? To protect his friend, Kyo leads the hunt to a remote spot on the bay.
......The uncle grows more and more suspicious that Kyo may not be telling all he knows. As suspicion grows, Kyo’s secrecy may tragically backfire. But the seal also has a secret, as readers will discover in this compelling, dramatic novel.