Egerton Young was a 19th century Canadian minister. He was a missionary to the Indians in the Northwest Territory. Other works by Young include "By canoe and dog-train," "The apostle of the north," and "Three boys in the wild north land." For 30 years Young collected the myths and legends from the Indian tribes he visited. "Nanahboozhoo, the personage who occupies the principal part in these myths, is the most widely known of all those beings of supposed miraculous birth who played such prominent parts in Indian legends. He does not seem to have been claimed by any one particular tribe. Doubtless legends of him were transmitted down from the time when the division of tribes had not so extensively taken place; when perhaps the Algonquin, now so subdivided, was one great tribe, speaking one language." This collection is well written and can be enjoyed by all ages.