Allen Sockabasin is a Passamaquoddy who devotes much of his time to teaching and preserving the Passamaquoddy language. A master musician, he has written, performed, and recorded Passamaquody stories and songs. He has been a tribal governor, a member of the tribal council, director of child welfare for his tribe, and a health educator. He is the father of five grown children and a young son named Zoo Sap.
Book Description. Little Zoo Sap and his family are moving from their summer home on the coast to the deep woods for the winter, traveling on a big bobsled pulled by big horses through the snow. When Zoo Sap falls off of the sled unnoticed, the forest animals hear his cries. First to come are the beaver, who put their tails together to cradle him. Then all the other animals circle round, everyone from the tiny mouse to the giant moose to the great bald eagle, keeping him warm and safe until his father comes back to find him.