Tali Nohkati, the Great Crossing

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17th Century or Earlier

Koza Belleli

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Tali Nohkati, the Great Crossing is the story of its main character Tali who travels from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, at the beginning of times, before all of us. Tali Nohkati tells the YA readers of his growing up in the wild in search of his people. His odyssey takes him to meander into unknown territories, to experience peculiar animal encounters and to discover ancestral customs and traditions. A cross between “My Father’s Dragon” and “Le Petit Prince”, rich in twists and colorful events, written in a poetic and rhythmic manner, Tali Nohkati enthralls its reader’s heart with a breathtaking world that has long vanished, while teaching a valuable lesson.


Adventure, Children's, Historical Fiction, Young Adult,

Short Summary

Tali was here, at the beginning of times, before all of us. He grows up in the wild in search of his people as he travels across the American continent, meandering into unknown territories, experiencing peculiar animal encounters and discovering ancestral customs and traditions.

Tali Nohkati escapes with his daughter Coki, who is endowed with strange powers as the tribe that had adopted them wanted to lock her up, wall her up, to honor the Gods. They finally take shelter across a mountain range where Coki gives birth to Mukki. Not far from them, another tribe...


The Americas

Based on a True Story


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Main Character Details

Name: Tali Nohkati

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: the Moon and Coyote



Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Beautiful, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Visionary

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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