Water Sky, by Jean Craighead George

Water Sky

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.

Pegasus Poem


As I look down from up high in the sky,

I, Pegasus, see all and remember.

The great heroes of my life,

Whirl about my memory.


While trapped within Medusa the Gorgon,

I new someday my hero would come,

And come he did, and set me free.

Perseus!  Off came Medusa’s head.


Out! Out! to the Muses I came!

Free! Free! running with glee!

Fly! Fly! joy everywhere!

Wild stallion of the sky.


Then one day, while I was out,