Anna and her little sister, Iya, are the lone survivors of an earthquake and tsunami that ripped her Native village from the Alaskan coastline. While Anna tries to make survival plans, a trapper with blond hair and blue eyes discovers them and offers help.
Erik is a Civil War veteran whose belief in the goodness of God won't allow him to leave the two girls alone in the wilderness. However, Anna distrusts him, as she does all white men, and only the need to protect her sister persuades her to travel with Erik as he searches for a Native village that will accept the girls.
Bonnie Leon has used all of her masterful descriptive skills to craft this novel of a life-changing journey. The reader will feel the cold, hunger, and fear as the three make their way south from the Aleutians. The journey is more than geographic as Anna, Iya, and Eric attempt to trust and accept each other's ways.
The Journey of Eleven Moons is a captivating journey indeed. I loved this story.