Pikas are small animals with big round ears, long whiskers and very loud whistles. Kinnikinnick is a pika who lives in the Canadian Rockies and dreams of a pink mountain with wings of ice. What can he do but set out to search for it! In his adventures he meets animal friends and foes and deals with the fatal tragedy of a friend. After spending the long winter underground in a pika community, he starts out in spring with a new friend. Then Kinnikinnick nearly drowns in a river, joins the search for a lost caribou calf and wonders if he will ever find the pink mountain. There is a happy ending!
Issues of loss and tragedy as well as high adventure and friendship are dealt with, accompanied by illustrations of animals that will be both familiar and new to children (caribou, pikas, grizzly bears and marmots). Aimed at 7 - 11 year olds, this is a fictional tale that will capture the young readers’ minds as well as hearts.