By Jean Craighead George
The story, Water Sky, is about a boy named Lincoln Noah Stonewright. Lincoln flies in a plane all the way to Barrow, Alaska. There he hopes to find Uncle Jack who disappeared there a long time ago. In Barrow he meets Vincent Ologak, a whaling captain. Uncle Jack went to talk to Vincent about limitations for whaling to prevent extinction. All the Eskimo captain can think about though, is that the whale named Nukik will give himself to Lincoln Noah. It was an ancient belief that animals would give themselves for a good cause to a worthy person. This would end years of suffering against Vincent’s people.